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2022-05-22: It is World Goth Day! Did something a little different this year and made a death rock playlist. The …

2022-05-15: Came home to a nice surprise.

2022-05-12: Link - Every Brand Is a Climate Brand These Days, and That’s Terrible For the Environment At the end of the day, any climate information produced under capitalism has little interest in …

2022-05-12: Finished Reading: The Invasion (Animorphs Book 1) by K.A. Applegate πŸ“š Taking some time to visit a …

2022-05-05: Four-leaf wood sorrel on my last day of teaching this semester.

2022-05-02: Assigned my students the task of drawing nice robots. 9 are helping people 3 are helping animals 2 …

2022-04-20: Well after more waiting and many phone calls. I was finally approved for 8 visits to a physical …

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2022-04-09: Picked up Home Time: Book One by Campbell Whyte πŸ“š from the library on a whim. Whyte changes the art …

2022-04-06: Both Erreth-Akbe and Fogweaver released albums recently based on The Tombs of Atuan (2) (Earthsea …

2022-04-02: Trying something a little different this year. Have seven tomato plants started (6 Black Krim and 1 …

2022-03-29: June 21 - Injure self. (Wait to see if it will heal on its own, it doesnt.) Sept 21 - Call GP to …

2022-03-25: Finally picked up a tiny loom for mending. First attempt is sloppy, but going okay. The whole …

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2022-03-19: After weeks of hunting we found a small backyard operation that had a just a couple golden currants …

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2022-03-09: Finished Reading: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald πŸ“š It is always strange how certain books will …

2022-02-21: Here we go!

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2022-02-10: Was given my second hand-made ring from a student today (the mushroom ring on the left). These kids …

2022-02-09: On repeat.

2022-02-02: Babies.

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2022-01-30: Today’s mushroom.

2022-01-28: Close-up. Been a minute since I’ve been able to actually spend time on a flyer. Usually, my …

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2022-01-25: Today’s WIP.

2022-01-22: More honey mushrooms. My students are constantly inspiring me to pick up old creative hobbies. I …

2022-01-21: More mushrooms. Possibly some smoky polypore since this is an old stump.

2022-01-02: Good day for spotting mushrooms. The top photo is something I don’t recall seeing before. …

2021-12-27: One of those rare occasions where an album demands you stop doing everything else and listen to it …

2021-12-25: 🌱 Christmas harvest.

2021-12-23: Crepe myrtle.

2021-12-20: 2021 - Creative Accomplishments Contributed illustrations to 6 climate-focused books for children. …

2021-12-20: πŸ”— Brian Eno on NFTs & Automaticism

2021-12-18: 🎡 This music video has been haunting me for days. Could be because I just finished rereading: The …

2021-12-13: Link - Intro to Anticapitalism for Artists πŸ”—πŸŽ¨ INTRO TO ANTICAPITALISM FOR ARTISTS is a mixed-media course designed to create a space for …

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2021-12-03: First attempt and making bunny treats was a success!

2021-12-02: 🎡 Well it is that time.

2021-11-26: πŸŽ΅πŸ”— Industrial Music for Industrial People: The History and Development of an Underground Genre by …

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2021-11-19: “Beer Stained Pulp: A collection of ‘nicely designed’ old beer mats from …

2021-11-04: Finished reading: The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food: Step-by-Step Vegetable Gardening for …

2021-11-03: Unintentional theme for this library trip.

2021-11-02: I was recently thrown into a teaching position. It is just one class once a week, but it has consumed my brain entirely. My mind is constantly …

2021-10-30: Making a real effort to grow as much as I can from seed. A bit late in the season but the babies are …

2021-10-26: Link - Op-ed Every Design Studio Should Be a Worker-Owned Studio πŸ”— Across the advertising, architecture, and graphic design fields, you can find a similarly …

2021-10-23: πŸͺ‘ First attempt at visible mending. Still have one more knee and the butt to do. Tried to keep it …

2021-10-18: Currently Reading: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron πŸ“š For a while now I’ve been feeling …

2021-10-11: If I read another interview about a designer that follows the format of “By the time I …

2021-10-11: Safety posters are almost always great. This series from Nigeria is excellent. Can’t even pick …

2021-10-02: 🌱 Prepping the garden for the fall. Went through and pulled up/pruned. Now to actually sit down and …

2021-09-28: Scrub jay.

2021-09-27: Recently found out about Remainders Creative Reuse. It is a store, makerspace, and classroom. One of …

2021-09-24: It is kind of amazing how many graphic design problems can be solved by just asking, “what if …

2021-09-23: Link - In CAPS LOCK, Ruben Pater Untangles the Relationship Between Graphic Design and Capitalism “One of the key lessons of Pater’s materialist history is how much of it happens behind …

2021-09-13: 🎡 This old favorite was on repeat all last week and it is looking like this week will be much of the …

2021-09-04: Don’t trust people who don’t have a favorite neighborhood tree.

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2021-08-30: πŸ“š Browsing Nextdoor is mostly an awful experience. But the for sale/free section is usually pretty …

2021-08-29: 🎡 Been listening to this on repeat for days. It is peak comfy synth. Just the right balance of …

2021-08-10: Link - O Children speak about musical change, ram’s heads, crazy boner rage and David Lynch “You just do what you do and it comes naturally to you, and people latch onto it. If they like …

2021-07-29: mood

2021-07-27: Library day.

2021-07-23: Spider mites came back with a vengeance. I ended up having to pull up one of the tomatoes, the …

2021-07-20: Link - If β€œLabor Is Entitled to All It Creates,” Where Does That Leave Graphic Design? πŸ”— Q: How can graphic design be more receptive to alternative models of ownership and …

2021-07-13: 🎨 Sending out two birthday cards today.

2021-07-10: πŸ“š I needed a distraction today, so I went to the library (+ their bookstore) and swung by a local …

2021-07-08: 🎡 Current Obsession:

2021-07-08: Round 2.

2021-07-06: Apples & Bananas

2021-07-03: Currently Reading: The Runner’s Handbook : The Bestselling Classic Fitness Guide for Beginning …

2021-06-30: πŸ“š Feels like everything I’ve been reading points back to Buckminster Fuller. Might be time to …

2021-06-25: Link - Climate colonialism and the EU’s Green Deal πŸ”— >The EU’s apolitical narrative on climate change – ignoring the impact of colonialism and …

2021-06-25: The Ursula K. Le Guin stamps are finally almost here! Been waiting for these for months. Beautifully …

2021-06-19: πŸ“· Sprawl.

2021-06-10: 🌱 First time growing tomatoes that are not cherry/grape. Managed to fend off the mites with nightly …

2021-05-28: 🎡 Love when a song stops you dead in your tracks.

2021-05-27: Bits and Bobs πŸŽ΅πŸ“šπŸŒ±πŸŽ¨ Made a playlist last week for World Goth Day. Just a short little mix of some of the …

2021-05-20: Perfection.

2021-05-18: Canva Impressions Recently did some work helping to create some images and worksheets for an online course presented …

2021-05-16: Just cant get enough: 🎡 Beauty of Poison by Specimen πŸ“Ί Star Trek: The Next Generation πŸ₯ͺ Sandwich …

2021-05-08: Link - Biophilic Cities: Embracing the Optimistic Future of Natureful Cities πŸ”— In Pittsburgh, the city has established an EcoInnovation District, the first of its kind, which …

2021-05-04: 🌱 Took a few minutes to thin out the planter. Turned these into a pesto with some radish greens.

2021-04-29: 🌱 Went to my first volunteer event at the community garden last night. Collected the finished …

2021-04-10: πŸ“š Just cracked open Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Got a free copy because our library …

2021-04-09: 🌱 Not sure what caused the brown lines, but I love it.

2021-04-08: Going through and cleaning up the online portfolio today. Mostly minor changes. Still stumped on how …

2021-04-08: πŸ“š Finished up All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana …

2021-04-04: First Book Illustration! Woah! Hey! Hey! Hey! My first book illustration project is out in the world! Come learn all about …

2021-03-19: πŸ“· Went for a night hike. Met a new bird. This is a common poorwill.

2021-03-19: Link - β€˜Underwater Roombas’ Scan Southern California Coast for DDT Barrels πŸ”— It wouldn’t be the company’s first offense. In 2000, the pesticide manufacturer faced a superfund …

2021-03-12: Link - The World Ends With the Sizzle of Burning Plastic πŸ”— If a shiny new device is one side of progress, the other is a vast field of smoldering heaps of …

2021-03-11: πŸ“š Currently Reading: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by …

2021-03-11: πŸ“· Snow check!

2021-03-07: 🍞 Made some Irish soda bread today while waiting for the pickled red onions to cool. Turned out …

2021-03-06: πŸ“š Currently reading: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Only a little ways in. So far enjoying it. Trying …

2021-03-04: The snakes and desert tortoises are waking up. A neighbor reported the first bear sighting this …

2021-02-27: πŸ“· From today’s walk.

2021-02-25: πŸ“š Slowly adding little libraries to google maps. Not doing this in a systematic way, just adding …

2021-02-21: πŸ“· Took a break from worrying out about this project to go outside and worry about this project.

2021-02-19: 🌱 Left these babies on the vine a bit too long. Plant still has at least 20 more that are still very …

2021-02-18: Link - This Is Not Good Design πŸ”— In 2021 we have enough information readily available to exhaustively vet ideas, measure costs, …

2021-02-17: Link - True Design πŸ”— Sometimes I feel extremely alone in my desire to only want to work for organizations I believe in. …

2021-02-15: Books Read in 2020 πŸ“š How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy Sage Bloom & Water …

2021-02-12: Link - Food Tech Guide: UX Research for Plants, People and our Planet πŸ”— >This guide was created to connect the dots across digital products in the food world while …

2021-02-08: Birthday Cashew Cheese Cake! Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

2021-02-07: Compost Day! (Photo was from a previous trip. Today the sky was not cloudy at all and was way too hot for …

2021-02-06: Link - Socialism’s DIY Computer πŸ”—πŸ’» >A computing enthusiast since 1979, Zoran Modli caught wind of Galaksija after the publication …

2021-02-06: Currently reading: πŸ“š The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster by Steve …

2021-02-06: Be Your Own Salad Spinner 🌱πŸ₯— Even though I have been a vegan for many years I don’t eat a lot of salads. The main reason …