Scrapbooking Memories

About 10 years this project fizzled out and it’s stayed neatly tucked away in my office area all that time. I have a week or two to finish it before my three month sabbatical from my job is over. Will I finish? No one knows! But I hope so! The project is a scrapbook that…

Coloring: Elephant Edition

My daughter has been volunteering at the library for the Summer Reading Program and the other day the craft was to create a complex drawing from a simple shape. She chose an elephant because she knows I love elephants and she wanted to bring it home for me to color. Isn’t she sweet? She made…

Craft Time: Wapuu Edition

I recently decided it would be fun to send a gift to my teammates. I had a great time playing around with different concepts for a Wapuu that would represent our team. If you aren’t familiar with Wapuu, you will want to check out the history on wapuu.jp. I finally figured out what to do, with some help from, Ryan,…

The Kid Also Sketches

My youngest creates the neatest cartoon-like characters and always has a great story to go with them. This series is called The Round Family: In the artist’s words: They are round and they’re shaped like a ball. They live in Wild Round Ball. The Uncle is a waiter. The Tia likes herself, that’s why it…

Drawing in the Wild

While resting during a hike today, surrounded by this fantastic scenery, I tried my hand at sketching my daughter. Good thing I thought to toss my sketchbook and pencil in my bag this morning before setting out. Turned out ok, it kind of looks like her, just a little younger. My youngest says I didn’t…

Time to Sketch

If you’ve been to an event where Automattic’s been a sponsor you’ve seen these little books. They’re small, perfect for notes, sketches, lists, or whatever your heart desires. I picked up a few of the Jetpack ones recently so I could give them to my kids on road trips. I’m currently on vacation and since…