In Progress

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

I like to set aside the beginning of the year to work on new designs. This time, I went through my notebook until I found an idea that seems worth working on a little more. I’ve got it in mind to turn this into a paper print. So, this is how I fumble my way through the art.

Oh, I've got loads of sayings like this that I'd love to share with the people.

Oh, I’ve got loads of sayings like this that I’d love to share with the people.


I'm thinking to do an arrow as the underline for "honesty". Anyway, first pass.

I’m thinking to do an arrow as the underline for “honesty”. Anyway, first pass.

Summer Renegade 2015

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

Summer Renegade is always a blast and it’s coming up soon! I’ll be sharing a booth with the lovely Krank Press in the Herbst Pavilion.

Renegade Craft Fair – Summer 2015
Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th
Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion & Herbst Pavilion (The Heated will be in the Herbst Pavilion!)
Booth #300
San Francisco, CA 94109
11:00 am – 6:00 pm both days


New Designs For 2015!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

I’m really excited about this new batch of designs for 2015. I used a new technique to make the California Coastline stencil, which I pictured below. Also, I’m so pleased to add the bench design from guest artist Michael McConnell. Anyway, check it out and if you are interested in buying any of these new kids, visit my etsy shop.


OTT long

Cute, right?

ott close



cal nat long

California Coastline.

cal nat full

Detail shot.

cal sculpture

I created the California Coastline stencil using copper wire.


ben long

I love the way Michael McConnell’s design came out.

ben close

Don’t you want to go sit there?

Culture Trip Shout Out

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be a part of the SF Etsy’s Summer Indie Emporium. It was a really fun show and not only did I hit my sales goal for the weekend, I surpassed it! The Culture Trip saw it fit to choose their 4 favorite booths from the show and The Heated made the cut. Check it out:

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Making The Art

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

Burning a screen is all about blocking out light. Lately I’ve been trying to come up with new ways to create stencils. Normally, I draw designs in black ink, then print that image on a transparency. But lately, it occurred to me that there are a lot of ways to block out light. What I’m trying to say is that I’ve had an artistic breakthrough and I’m excited to try out a bunch of ideas. This is the part where I throw it all at the wall and see what sticks.


This is a decorative screen from a hardware store. It will make awesome geometric patterns for me.



The windows of the building are from window screen material. The spire is cut from paper. Then I taped the whole thing on to a transparency.


california text

Wire? Wire blocks out light, right? I guess I’ll find out. If it does, my possibilities just blew wide open.


Drying Racks

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

There was a time when I strung dish towels over lines that ran down the hallway and through the kitchen. You would have to duck if all the lines were full. This highly inefficient system was finally replaced by a custom-built drying rack that I designed.

rack single

Each custom drying rack holds 30 dish towels.



My woodworking skills are still emerging (that means I kind of suck but in my defense, woodworking is really hard) so the design of the drying rack left a lot of room for imperfection. Basically, if you are not so great at woodworking, you’d better be decent at designing. This past month, I built two more racks, doubling my production capacity! This means I can print 120 dishtowels at once, which, believe it or not, I need to do on a regular basis these days. Anyway, here’s the build.

rack measured

The first and possibly most important step, measuring and marking.


rack cuts

The joints get cut and then I chisel out the waste.


rack drill marks

The joints are cut and the drill holes are marked.


rack drilling

Drilling. The square is there as a visual guide for getting the angle right. I like to call that a poor man’s drill press.


rack assembly

If the glue isn’t oozing out, you didn’t use enough.


rack flush joint

Some filing and some sanding to make the joints flush.


rack not strung

Almost done but they need their strings.


rack stringing

Stringing it up.


rack all four

Four finished racks!

New Store – Collector Art Shop in Berkeley

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

It’s always awesome to pick up a new store. I’m really excited to announce that you can now purchase The Heated’s dish towels at Collector Art Shop in Berkeley. If you have the chance, do drop by. They carry a ton of local artists and it’s just pretty.

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Valentine’s Day Show at Rickshaw Bags

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

The fine folks at Rickshaw Bags are hosting members of the SF Etsy team at their headquarters in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco this Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. You can check out who else will be selling their handmade wares on the facebook event page: Here are the details:

SF Etsy Pop-Up hosted by Rickshaw Bagworks
904 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Saturday, February 14th
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

New Year’s Day

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

Hitting the city on my bike is one of my favorite things to do on a holiday. A lack of traffic and the general quiet that comes on a holiday makes for ideal riding, in my opinion. On New Year’s Day, I made my way over to the Dogpatch and found that there is an abundance of my favorite kind of beauty, the abandoned, busted kind. If it ain’t ugly, it ain’t pretty.


Hot Cash Only


Bluest sky


Tall and broken


Birds, the bay and barges


Broken windows, barbed wire


Safety Stories




This metaphor…


New Stores

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in BLOG | No Comments

Let’s all give a big welcome to the latest stores who are now carrying The Heated’s dish towels in their fine establishments. Paulie’s Pickling in Bernal Heights, Faye’s Video in the Mission, Merch in the Lower Haight and The Mason Jar in Cow Hollow. Looking at this list, I love how varied these neighborhoods are. San Francisco is the best! You can always check my FIND A STORE page to find a store near you. I’m pretty good about keeping my site updated. Anyway, during the holiday season I managed to get a few shots of some of these stores.


Fayes Video


Paulie’s Pickling


The display at Paulie’s Pickling.