Thursday, June 16, 2011


The wonderful Jenny Doh has assembled 20 of her favorite friends ( I am so lucky to be in that number!) and each one has designed a special project and also talks about his or her motivations for making art and how art can change the world! I think its going to be a beautiful book and I can't wait to see it! It officially goes on sale July 4th-but you can preorder it on Jennys site and $5 of your purchase will go to charity!
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Oh and there smore Jenny news of things to come! A new line of tattoo inspired stamps by me! and a class by me at her home studio November 5th!

I'm off to Zinnia tomorrow ( cool craft store in Pasadena) with two of my favorite Art Girls-Midge and Alison visiting from FLA! Meanwhile Im preparing frantically for my retreat to Berkeley and the Friends of Calligraphy next week-cant wait!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I was so honored to accompany Carolyn Canonico to teach at the Sheriffs Leadership Academy in Watts a couple weeks ago. These kids are students at the academy because they have special challenges and are given the opportunity to learn in a unique environment. We taught them basic black letter and they LOVED it! This was such a great chance for me to again realize how my Letterworks Graffiti Diversion program can work in these places. In only two hours these teens did a fantastic job and wanted more of us and lettering-their eyes bugged out when I told them what lettering artists and graphic designers make- hourly-maybe giving them a little thought in the back of their mind of what lettering can lead them to. I have a ton more pics on my flickr site ( scroll past my French boys, thats another post!) I am working on getting this program going in the LBC-Councilman Andrews is a fan and I want this to happen-look for a Kickstarter drive very soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011

An Awesome Tattoo for Kelli Perkins!

I am so excited! My friend Kelli had my design tattooed on her arm and It turned out perfect! I was a little afraid as it was a quick turn around and its like, forever and all -but whoa did it turn out NICE! -you Have to go see the entire post on her blog that details this process-go to
and while there-you might as well check out her art because she is awesome-you might have seen her work in Cloth Paper Scissors or her book Stitch Alchemy-heres her gallery site

I am almost tempted to do it too-who knows! I will post some pics of it on the website and hey yeah if you need a tattoo design-Im your Gal! contact me at!