The Collaborate Paint Game for parent and kid design thinking

I have been working with a friend who is a educational technology researcher — and we’ve been exploring how to structure activities for parents and kids to learn design thinking + build creative confidence together. We have been doing Saturday

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The Collaborate Paint Game for parent and kid design thinking

I have been working with a friend who is a educational technology researcher — and we’ve been exploring how to structure activities for parents and kids to learn design thinking + build creative confidence together. We have been doing Saturday

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The Boys are in the Ball Pit

On a Washington DC adventure, my toddler ended up in a giant color ball pit with a friend named Alex.

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The Boys are in the Ball Pit

On a Washington DC adventure, my toddler ended up in a giant color ball pit with a friend named Alex.

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Cows are shy like me

A drawing with my 3 year old from Michigan this summer — on a visit to a cow farm. Moooooooooo!

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Cows are shy like me

A drawing with my 3 year old from Michigan this summer — on a visit to a cow farm. Moooooooooo!

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Helsinki on a Monday Morning

I love Finland, it is a country full of design, drawings, and quiet — and coffee houses. I arrived here this morning and am committed to several drawings a day. From my first coffeehouse sitdown, here is the view from

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Helsinki on a Monday Morning

I love Finland, it is a country full of design, drawings, and quiet — and coffee houses. I arrived here this morning and am committed to several drawings a day. From my first coffeehouse sitdown, here is the view from

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Red Mountain Landscape

A combination drawing, me and my 3 year old. I think it looks like a winding road, partly in snow, partly in the desert, with a dark blue sky turning into the sun.

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Red Mountain Landscape

A combination drawing, me and my 3 year old. I think it looks like a winding road, partly in snow, partly in the desert, with a dark blue sky turning into the sun.

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Drawing with kids, black figures on pink

I’ve been entrusting my iPad more to my 3year old to draw. Here is one of his recent sketches, with Paper by 53 and its lasso tools. He loves blacks and dark blues.

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Drawing with kids, black figures on pink

I’ve been entrusting my iPad more to my 3year old to draw. Here is one of his recent sketches, with Paper by 53 and its lasso tools. He loves blacks and dark blues.

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South Belfast fabric quilt

I made this blanket with scraps of fabric, of a crazy night in South Belfast, the area around Queen’s University, with all the students out when the pubs close.

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South Belfast fabric quilt

I made this blanket with scraps of fabric, of a crazy night in South Belfast, the area around Queen’s University, with all the students out when the pubs close.

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The Market, Denver

Shape sketch, my new small ritual of drawing at least one drawing wherever I travel. This is in a beautiful cafe, The Market, in downtown Denver.

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The Market, Denver

Shape sketch, my new small ritual of drawing at least one drawing wherever I travel. This is in a beautiful cafe, The Market, in downtown Denver.

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Boy Necklace with shrinky dinks

I’ve been experimenting with Shrinky Dinks, Sharpies, and colored pencils to make some art. Here is one I made by drawing a boy’s face in profile with sharpie on the plastic shrinky dink. Then I cut out the profile, punched

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Boy Necklace with shrinky dinks

I’ve been experimenting with Shrinky Dinks, Sharpies, and colored pencils to make some art. Here is one I made by drawing a boy’s face in profile with sharpie on the plastic shrinky dink. Then I cut out the profile, punched

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Felt Flower Petal bib necklace

From the back of the craft pile — an experiment in colored felt, to make a bib necklace using lots of little felt cut outs from another craft pack. I love the colors all together, though the felt fell off

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Felt Flower Petal bib necklace

From the back of the craft pile — an experiment in colored felt, to make a bib necklace using lots of little felt cut outs from another craft pack. I love the colors all together, though the felt fell off

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Chalk on fabric drawing

I have a series of drawing of this funny little carved butcher man, that I had to do for an art class back in early college years. Here is one of the most colorful piece in that series — of

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Chalk on fabric drawing

I have a series of drawing of this funny little carved butcher man, that I had to do for an art class back in early college years. Here is one of the most colorful piece in that series — of

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The Soviet Quilt

This two-day quilt was from way back in 2000, for a University of Chicago undergraduate scavenger hunt. Each year, the hunt leaders issue a list of crazy items and challenges to do, and each dorm competes to get as many

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The Soviet Quilt

This two-day quilt was from way back in 2000, for a University of Chicago undergraduate scavenger hunt. Each year, the hunt leaders issue a list of crazy items and challenges to do, and each dorm competes to get as many

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Michael Filtercoffee, people of Belfast

A portrait from many years ago, of a man who hung out every night at the movie theater I worked at.

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Michael Filtercoffee, people of Belfast

A portrait from many years ago, of a man who hung out every night at the movie theater I worked at.

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Blue Lake before the rain

A lazy afternoon drawing before the rain hits Blue Lake. I am going to try to draw again on every vacation — a small ritual to remember where I go, and get some drawing-meditation in to really feel that I

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Blue Lake before the rain

A lazy afternoon drawing before the rain hits Blue Lake. I am going to try to draw again on every vacation — a small ritual to remember where I go, and get some drawing-meditation in to really feel that I

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The Magic Garbage Truck

The Magic garbage Truck, a co-production of my 2-year old and myself. He tells me what to draw and I do my best.

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The Magic Garbage Truck

The Magic garbage Truck, a co-production of my 2-year old and myself. He tells me what to draw and I do my best.

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On the way to Baltimore

I have started keeping a (digital) sketchbook on my trips. This one is from the commuter train between DC and Baltimore, the MARC.

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On the way to Baltimore

I have started keeping a (digital) sketchbook on my trips. This one is from the commuter train between DC and Baltimore, the MARC.

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Hand-drawn Virginia County Map

  I drew out the map of Virginia, with each county and independent city detailed and named. Lots of cities within counties, the most complicated state I have drawn yet! If you would like a print, you can order here

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Hand-drawn Virginia County Map

  I drew out the map of Virginia, with each county and independent city detailed and named. Lots of cities within counties, the most complicated state I have drawn yet! If you would like a print, you can order here

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Red Flower Explosion

Here is one of my recent iPad drawings — a red flower gone crazy! I made it with the app Paper by 53.

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Red Flower Explosion

Here is one of my recent iPad drawings — a red flower gone crazy! I made it with the app Paper by 53.

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Portrait in pale blues

A drawing from a plane ride to Vancouver this morning.

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Portrait in pale blues

A drawing from a plane ride to Vancouver this morning.

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Two brothers car, drawing with a toddler

This is a co-drawing with my 2 year old, with a car of two brothers — one sleeping, one awake, all ready to go to a party.

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Two brothers car, drawing with a toddler

This is a co-drawing with my 2 year old, with a car of two brothers — one sleeping, one awake, all ready to go to a party.

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Creative family lump characters

I’ve been drawing these little characters on my phone, and made a fabric-print pattern of them on a bright green background, or on light pink. They are a little lumpy, but fun.

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Creative family lump characters

I’ve been drawing these little characters on my phone, and made a fabric-print pattern of them on a bright green background, or on light pink. They are a little lumpy, but fun.

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The Brazilian Tree

A color explosion, with some fun with lines and shapes.

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The Brazilian Tree

A color explosion, with some fun with lines and shapes.

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Oxford, Ohio town map

Here’s a red map of the college town of Oxford, Ohio — with some buildings, plants, and landmarks sketched onto it. You can get a copy of the print here at Etsy.

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Oxford, Ohio town map

Here’s a red map of the college town of Oxford, Ohio — with some buildings, plants, and landmarks sketched onto it. You can get a copy of the print here at Etsy.

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Freckle Girl

A portrait of a girl with freckles on color scribbles.

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Freckle Girl

A portrait of a girl with freckles on color scribbles.

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Hand-drawn strawberry print elbow patches

In the luxury of New Year’s vacation, I’ve been repairing some of my favorite clothes. One project that has been stewing for a while is adding elbow patches to my favorite red hoodie. After a fantastic trip to Helsinki in

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Hand-drawn strawberry print elbow patches

In the luxury of New Year’s vacation, I’ve been repairing some of my favorite clothes. One project that has been stewing for a while is adding elbow patches to my favorite red hoodie. After a fantastic trip to Helsinki in

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Rain Tree with Vines

Another Drawing Club creation, from a trip to SF Botanical Garden on New Years Day. I draw and my 2 year old accents with scribbles and lines.

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Rain Tree with Vines

Another Drawing Club creation, from a trip to SF Botanical Garden on New Years Day. I draw and my 2 year old accents with scribbles and lines.

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New Crayon Flowers

We got a huge pack of luxurious Korean oil crayons for Christmas morning. Here’s a page worth of flower doodles with them.

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New Crayon Flowers

We got a huge pack of luxurious Korean oil crayons for Christmas morning. Here’s a page worth of flower doodles with them.

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Los Angeles neighborhood map

I am in a city-map drawing mode, this time with a wider color palette and LA County. Find the map for purchase as a print on Etsy.

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Los Angeles neighborhood map

I am in a city-map drawing mode, this time with a wider color palette and LA County. Find the map for purchase as a print on Etsy.

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Detroit city neighborhood map

Another city hand-drawn neighborhood map — this time Detroit, Michigan, the motor city. Prints available for purchase over on Etsy!

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Detroit city neighborhood map

Another city hand-drawn neighborhood map — this time Detroit, Michigan, the motor city. Prints available for purchase over on Etsy!

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St. Louis city neighborhood map

I have been doing more city neighborhood map drawings — actually the best time to do them is flying in planes, and it is amazingly peaceful (like playing connect-the-dots or coloring in a very complicated coloring book) to zone out

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St. Louis city neighborhood map

I have been doing more city neighborhood map drawings — actually the best time to do them is flying in planes, and it is amazingly peaceful (like playing connect-the-dots or coloring in a very complicated coloring book) to zone out

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