A sketchmi a day… | sketchmi attempts the giving tree

Crackfic of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Yeah, I know it’s super lame but…

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Once there was a tree…
and she loved a little boy.

And the boy loved the tree... very much. And the boy loved the tree… very much.

But time went by.
And the boy grew older, and less confident in his ability to create and imagine and draw.
The tree said, take this sketchmi and play with it!

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And the boy did.
And both the boy and the tree were happy.


A spin-off of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Pardon the lame-ness, that’s totally on me.

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A sketchmi a day… | sketchmi attempts the giving tree

Images + Text | #7 a reminder

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Taken in New Orleans, near Frenchmen Street. Tomorrow is the first day of the last quarter of my undergraduate education, and while I’m excited for what’s to come, fair warning – this blog might become less active, updates might start to slow. However, this project has been incredibly fun, with the unforeseen side-effects of helping me relive my travels and other experiences. All in all, I’ll try my best!

Images + Text | #7 a reminder

Updates: We survived our midpoint presentation! Now testing with as many users as we can find!

Check out the awesome drawings that some of our young users created during our user testing sessions!

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A big hello from brightbook sketchmi! (The name change is still pretty recent, and we occasionally catch ourselves slipping up. Thankfully not at our midpoint presentation!)

We’ve had a great spring break recharging our batteries, while doing our very best to make sketchmi a reality, real soon! We got good feedback at our midpoint presentation at the end of Winter quarter – the panel of experienced judges provided awesome ideas for exercises, which we’re in the process of developing and testing. You can find our midpoint presentation video here

They also suggested that we explored the possibility of pitching sketchmi to a younger audience, and incorporating more of an entertainment/fun feel to it. While we’d previously envisioned sketchmi as a drawing tool for people in their late teens / early 20s, we realized that there would be a lot of exciting possibilities if we expanded the age range that we…

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Updates: We survived our midpoint presentation! Now testing with as many users as we can find!

getting crafty: hex nut rings

One of the housekeeping chores I’ve been doing this spring break is to sort through all my art/design/engineering supplies and take stock of everything I own. And oh gosh, I have so much stuff. Moving out’s going to be a pain. I can’t take a lot of things with me when I leave, so I plan to use as much of these supplies as possible, before the end of the school year.

One of the things I stock in my great big pile of odds-and-ends are assorted fasteners – screws, nuts, washers, etc. Especially after ME210, I had quite a lot leftover. Some of them don’t match the screws I have, and so, inspired by Alex’s (the other half of sketchmi) hex nut earrings, here are my hex nut rings:

Waiting for the polish to dry…
One down, five more to mount!
One down, five more to mount!

I also happened to have a packet of ring blanks that I’d bought last year (on Alibaba, haha), and so it was a simple matter of sanding down the surfaces, painting the hex nuts with nail polish (priming and spray-painting is another option, but I was a little impatient), and fastening the nuts onto the ring blanks.

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Set of 6

Colors limited by the extent of my collection of nail polish 😛 Let me know what you think!

getting crafty: hex nut rings