My kids crack me up. 

My kids crack me up. 

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.
Kurt Vonnegut (via lukecharde)
“It’s a woes, Mom!”

Yes, do it!

Makes me smile every time…

Makes me smile every time…

How to challenge yourself

pikaland:

Lydia Nichols

I’m always up for a challenge.

I didn’t know anything about coding and programming 5 years ago, but I picked it up so that I can build Pikaland and many other projects since. I’ve found…

Have the confidence to leave things out…

Wowza!  Artist Chan Hwee Chong does amazing work! 

I have been thinking about this project for awhile now, and I thought that by this time of the year, I would at least be at 50 dolls… Well, things don’t always go as planned.
The ideas for the dolls didn’t seem to be flowing as much as I had hoped.  I love making these kokeshi dolls and I wanted to make the project fun, so I decided to switch it up a bit.  As you know, I am a doodle addict and I decided to combine my love for drawing and the dolls (as opposed to the previous vector illustrations).
As a result, we now have the “Kokeshi Project 2.0”!  I am a drawing machine… I have so many kokeshi dolls that are waiting to make an appearance!  Can’t wait to share them with you!  I hope you enjoy!
Check out the original article to download the coloring sheet. 

I have been thinking about this project for awhile now, and I thought that by this time of the year, I would at least be at 50 dolls… Well, things don’t always go as planned.

The ideas for the dolls didn’t seem to be flowing as much as I had hoped.  I love making these kokeshi dolls and I wanted to make the project fun, so I decided to switch it up a bit.  As you know, I am a doodle addict and I decided to combine my love for drawing and the dolls (as opposed to the previous vector illustrations).

As a result, we now have the “Kokeshi Project 2.0”!  I am a drawing machine… I have so many kokeshi dolls that are waiting to make an appearance!  Can’t wait to share them with you!  I hope you enjoy!

Check out the original article to download the coloring sheet. 

Free Printable: Kokeshi Doll 2012 Mini Calendar

2012 kokeshi mini calendar

This year has really flown by… is it really the middle of October already?!  I can’t believe that the new year is just around the corner… Anyway, here’s another calendar for you!

You know my love for Kokeshi dolls, and so I decided to make a Kokeshi doll themed calendar for 2012. I hope you enjoy! 

Don’t forget to… (091211) #latenightdoodle on Flickr.
danceabletragedy:

Guerrilla Art, Banksy 
Cool:)

danceabletragedy:

Guerrilla Art, Banksy

Cool:)

Loops - Radiolab

An interesting episode by the awesome Radiolab guys!

By Natascha Rosenberg
My sentiments exactly…

By Natascha Rosenberg

My sentiments exactly…

How to draw and “read” at the same time…

Ok, a couple of things, “read” is in quotes, because the computer actually does the reading out loud for you… And I chose draw because that is my creative outlet, feel free to insert whatever you love to do in the title…  I have the problem of having way too many blog articles/ebooks that I want to read but I don’t have enough time to read everything.

Then, it hit me!  I remembered that my computer has accessibility capabilities.  I can highlight a certain portion of whatever I want to read and with a few keystrokes, have my computer read the posts/books to me.  My very own personal reader!  Plus, I can draw at the same time!  So here are the steps:

Mac users:

text to speech mac

  • Go to System Preferences
  • Go to “Speech”
  • Click “Text to Speech”
  • Choose the voice that you want - you can download some other cool voices in different languages too.
  • Click “Speak selected text…”
  • Then, highlight what you want read, click your key stroke - then, magic happens!
  • Works on word documents
  • To pause just hit the same key stroke.