artsed, design, creativity

I Keep Thinking

Maybe this is the problem, I keep thinking and not updating.

Well, to be more thorough, I update and make a lot, I just don't update this place of mine (here) on the internet. It just isn't a habit - though I would like to change that.

I have a multi-faceted strategy up my sleeve, so we will have to see how it plays out.

While I keep working on that, I would love it if you take a gander at the below processes and let me know what you think.

You can also follow more of the process on instagram, too.

I hope to hear from you around the interwebs, and have a great day!


Welcome the newest design.


That there is the newest design in the shop. Hand printed right here in California.

This summer I was fortunate to once again head back to Yosemite for my annual summer backpacking trip. While it was challenging after the winter of heavy rain we had in the Bay Area (there was a lot of inaccessible trail), I once again had glimpses of this big beautiful rock.

Half Dome never disappoints. After creating a series of small drawings inspired by Half Dome I got to thinking...what if...

So I pulled the plug, drew up (literally) a couple versions that would work on a t-shirt et voila!

They are printed on the same super soft cotton/poly blend shirts as before, and printed with completely smooth water based inks. The shirts wear well and look great (they are the same "athletic fit" we always use).

A lot have sold so far, and I'm in talks with Yosemite National Park to try and work out a deal to carry them in their gift shops. Head over to the shop and get one while they're fresh!

art, design, typography

Selling with SJ Made

This Sunday, as part of SJ Made, I will be selling my Forge Your Own t-shirts (and some other prints of my sloths and ink drawings) at the Viva Calle SJ event at Arena Green Park (340 W. St. John St.)

There will be free yoga from Live Lotus at noon, bike repair from San Jose Bicycles, live music and more. Last year tens of thousands of people participated and took advantage of several streets being blocked off to traffic so they could roam the streets with their families on bikes and boards and feet. Will you join in the festivities this year?

The shirts are designed and printed here in San Jose so it's just about as local as you can get. Get them while I still have them in stock!

Red and Charcoal shirts will be available with the "forge your own" mountain design on them.

Red and Charcoal shirts will be available with the "forge your own" mountain design on them.

painting, art, design, creativity

Another Sloth for the Road

I've been on a roll lately with the sloth paintings for Silicon Valley Open Studios next month. Some are more fun than others just because of the addorability factor and I would say that this is one of them.  

He is missing the earring in this iPhone image, but it is there in person now.  


art, creativity, design, painting

Silicon Valley Open Studios

I said something earlier this year, but here is the official official announcement.

I am showing for Silicon Valley Open Studios 2016.

I have been hard at work ever since January trying to get as much new work made as possible. On top of planning a wedding and teaching and regular life stuff it has been a lot to juggle, but I'm excited to see who comes out.

There will be plenty of new sloth pieces, and a new series of drawings. You can see some of these in the WORK section of the site, and a few up in the SHOP or with our merch partner SOCIETY6, but I know there are many more pieces you can find if you come by that weekend of May 7-8.

I hope to see you there. More info HERE.


art, creativity, design

Thomas "Dambo" Winther and Wonderful Creativity

In another instance of beautiful creativity, we have these birdhouses. Beginning with a 2008 project in Denmark, Thomas Dambo used recycled and donated materials to create 250 birdhouses within the city. This gives the birds shelter as they are, he says, wonderful at recycling themselves.

Clearly if you wander around his site looking at the different birdhouses the project has grown, and clearly others are supporting his efforts, but how can you not smile at those that are camouflaged and turned in to birds as well.

This was a wonderful article found on Design You Trust as I'm slowly getting my coffee legs under me this Easter morning. Cheers!