Holiday Shows 2017

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in BLOG | No Comments

I’m doing a few shows this holiday season of 2017. Come see me, say hello and get your local shop on.

The 5th annual (!!!) SF Etsy Team Indie Holiday Emporium
Pier 35
San Francisco, California 94133
Saturday November 25 (12:00 – 6:00PM)
& Sunday, November 26th (11:00 – 5:00 PM)

Vagabond Craft Fair at Local Take (Inner Sunset Location)
1371 9th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122
Sunday, December 3rd
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Winter Wonderland-ytown at Andytown Coffee Roasters
3016 Taraval Street
San Francisco, California 94116
Saturday, December 9th
2:00 – 8:00 PM

Sunset Mercantile at the SF County Fair Building
San Francisco County Fair Building – Golden Gate Park
1199 9th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122
Sunday, December 10th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Glen Park Festival

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in BLOG | No Comments

I’m excited to announce the first craft fair of 2017 for The Heated. This will be my first time at the Glen Park Festival, a true community event that showcases local artists. Here are the details:

Glen Park Festival
Glen Park village
Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery
San Francisco, California 94131
Sunday, April 30th 2017
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

The SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2016 is happening in November and I’m so excited to be participating. Last year was amazing and I’m really looking forward to doing it again this year. Here are the details:

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2016
Pier 70
420 22nd Street
San Francisco, California 94107
November 26th & 27th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days

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4″x4″ Post Card Template

SF Etsy Spring Emporium 2016

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

This will be my second time at the SF Etsy Spring show at All Good Pizza in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. I’ve heard rumors of a street closure running from Flora Grubb to All Good Pizza. It will be fun and there will be pizza. Here are the details:

SF Etsy Spring Indie Emporium
1605 Jerrold Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
Sunday, May 22ndunnamed
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Head In A Hole

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

Some very good friends got married over the weekend and they asked me to create a “face in the hole” board for their reception. They’re pretty rad so of course, I agreed. I’ve never made something this big before but I think I figured it out pretty well. Plus, I got to harass some of my neighbors by asking if they could come over and stick their heads in a hole for me. Here’s the process all laid out.


I cut out face holes and then prepped the board with a few coats of primer.


I sketched the design onto a paper stencil.


I cut out the stencil and traced where the elements needed to go then started painting.


This ended up being the color of the elephant. Custom all the way.


I wanted to make sure the face holes weren’t scratchy so I lined them with tape.


The finished prop. The trees, hair and shirts are all paper cut-outs while everything else is painted on. The only problem is that I forgot to take my own picture in it at the wedding!

Negative Space

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

I’m still working on art for this year. Last post, I was thinking about using paper as the stencil but that’s so two weeks ago! I’ve moved on. After much experimentation, I’ve developed a new method for making stencils. Well, the method is new to me. I’m sure all kinds of people have already done this. Anyway, I’ve been coating my transparencies with tempera paint, then removing the paint to reveal my design. I’ve also just been painting right on the transparency. The images below will probably explain it better than I can.


Materials used to make this design: tempera, a sponge and a toothpick.


Experiments in negative space. The best part is that if I mess up, I can just wash the transparency and try again.


Close up.

Spring Cleaning Sale & New Song Posted

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

So much news! Check out my newsletter for all the details on the sale:

Also, I posted a new song from my dorky music project. You can hear it here:

Click the image for details on the spring cleaning sale!

Click the image for details on the spring cleaning sale!

More Ideas

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

This is the time of year that I work on the art I’m going to use for the rest of the year. I’m feeling a bit blocked, or rather, I have a lot of ideas but am running into roadblocks with execution. I’ll keep trying. I’m really into the idea of creating stencils from paper but haven’t been able to get the lines small enough for my liking. I want thin, fine lines but I haven’t been able to cut the paper that thin… yet. Anyway, there’s more work to be done but here are some sketches of ideas.


Buildings, right? I’d like to create detailed versions of some unique San Francisco architectural details.


Patterns, right? I could make random patterns.

Trends 2016! SF Etsy Shout-Out

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in BLOG | No Comments

Huge thanks to the SF Etsy blog for giving The Heated’s botanical napkins a shout-out in their most recent blog post. You can check it out here:

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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.