I’m down to just a few days left on my 30×30 Maker’s List. I am trying to finish 30 things by Friday. I only have a few more things left to go. Here are some of the things I’ve been working on…
A Swedish Meal
My Swedish friends Josefin and Petter gave us a Swedish cookbook for Christmas. We had yet to make anything from it…until the other night! We got as Swedish as it gets: Swedish meatballs with Lingonberry Jam, buttered boiled potatoes, cucumber salad with parsley, and semlor, a pastry usually served on Fat Tuesday.
A Dog Collar/UChicago Swag
I wanted to make some UChicago swag for Archie, but wasn’t sure how to go about it. Then I found this maroon belt at a thrift store…
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in broken things. Often this art takes the form of repairing broken pottery with gold lining.
A Comic Strip
This is a big deal for me because drawing scares me. I pushed past this and produced this little comic.
Illustrator and I have a complicated relationship. I put off this one for a while because I didn’t want to face it. But I made it work. This is a logo for our house, which we have nicknamed The Bowling Alley due to its open layout and long narrow floor boards and the fact we often toss balls down the lane for Archie to chase them.
So I am new to the South and I’m on a quest to understand Southern Cuisine. Grits are a big part of that, but I just can’t get excited about them when they are heavy-laden with cheddar cheese like they often are. So I had this brainwave the other day to put my favorite Bella Vitano cheese into some grits and make brunch with that. I would not classify this as a success. The point is I made cheesy grits.
Josh and I were talking last Christmas about how cool it would be to carve our own Nativity set. Originally I set out to do one of these wood carvings for this Maker challenge, but having never done a negative space carving before I thought I should begin with a study in clay. Here is a study of Mary.
It is super fun to crochet these Muppet-inspired Baby hats for friends who have new babes. The eyes are made of felt, in case you were wondering.
Dog Toy Prototype
A friend of mine and I wanted to do a Design Thinking Sprint. We chose the problem of entertaining my hyperactive dog as our target. We came up with three designs. I did not get photos of the physical prototypes, but here are the crazy drawings…