Good afternoon. First of all, a much belated Thank You to all of you who gave me such a wonderful reception at the AIGA Make/Think Conference in Memphis two weeks ago. I’m still reeling. AIGA will post a video of the whole thing in the next few weeks, at which point I’ll put up a link, of course.

In the meantime, allow me to introduce you to a fun new thing I just finished. Jeff Smith and Al Quattrocchi of Tornado Design invited me to participate in their Enlighten! project, benefiting Inner-City Arts. They got together a pretty staggering group of artists, designers, and illustrators, so I’m just happy to have my dotty contribution in the mix. 

Please check out my entry, entitled INVISIBLE PARTICLES UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS, because why shouldn’t I bust out a cool, pretentious title every now and again, too? I hope you’ll like it.

And hey, if you’re in the Halloween spirit, please join me at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart this Saturday night for a Monster Drawing Workshop benefiting the excellent kids of 826LA.

Until then, please remember that 344 LOVES YOU



  • 22 October 2009 6:28 pm

    How fabulous! Inspiring. Lampshades are a lot of fun, I have done a couple in the past. If you end up selling these let me know, I want one. haha Too cool. Glad you had such a great time, thank you for the links. Have fun with the kids! Wish I could go to the workshop but it is a bit of a commute. hehe :::hugs:::

  • 22 October 2009 7:42 pm

    Thank you for the kind words, Ana Maria. These are definitely for sale at http://www.enlightenshow.com/ where you can place a pre-order for a limited edition of three, priced at $200 each. — You’ll be at the workshop in spirit.

  • Hanin Bader
    26 October 2009 11:19 am

    This is astonishing! I like how you made such a nice pattern merely out of circles and dots. Oh n I like the combination of these two pink and orange hues. Seems like you’re a fan of gradience?

  • 26 October 2009 4:51 pm

    Oh, gradients have always been an obsession of mine, because I couldn’t get them perfect when I tried it with pens and pencils as a kid. Dots, cross-hatching, graphite… I just couldn’t get it seamless and even. So when I got my first computer at 20, I just went to hog heaven. But the dots came from that, too, of course, so I can’t complain. Glad you like it. :^)

  • cali_bliss@hotmail.com
    28 November 2009 3:51 pm

    Just passing through – the open source monsters seem to be down (pdfs gone?). My grandchild used to love to do those.

  • 28 November 2009 5:18 pm

    Re: TypePad: [THE DAILY MONSTER] cali_bliss@hotmail.com submitted a comment on "IF YOU GOTTA WEAR A LAMPSHADE…"
    Hi cali_bliss,
    Eep! Those PDFs should still be up.
    And yes, I see what you mean.
    I’ll get right on fixing that.
    Please stay tuned.

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