SF Etsy Civic Center Commons Block Party September

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in BLOG | No Comments

Come out to the Civic Center Commons Block Party in San Francisco to check out wares from your local makers. I will be there with all your favorites and a ton of discontinued and misprinted items at amazing prices.

The Commons’ 1st Sundays Block Party
Sunda, September 2nd
11:00 AM – 3:00 pm

sfetsy civic center commons flyer

California Poppy Dish Towel

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in BLOG | No Comments
orange ink california poppy line drawing design on a natural flour sack dishtowel

Here is my brand new California Poppy Design. I’m so happy with this little orange flower and I’m happy that it passed the testing stage, which means that I’m not the only one who likes it.

california poppy scratchboard drawing

This was my original concept for my new California Poppy Dish Towel. I was using scratchboard for the first time but realized the design was stronger with just the poppy when I got to the editing stage.

photo of orange california poppies in front of the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California

My scratchboard drawing used a photo from the internet as a model but I like for my designs to be mine, all mine. I spied these beauties as I passed the California Academy of Sciences. Do you see my muse?



close up shot of california orange poppy

There. The leaf curl, the sway. That’s the one.

pencil sketch of california poppy flower

This was my pencil sketch

pen drawing of california poppy flower

Then I did a pen version. You can see I hadn’t decided whether to fill the stems in or not. Also, I re-did just the front of the flower by cutting out a blank piece of paper that size and trying again.

screen emulsion coated and burned with california poppy image

Here’s the screen I created from my drawing. After this, all there was to do was print it.

Ferry Building Design!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in BLOG | No Comments
screenprinted dishtowel with San Francisco Ferry Building Design

Ferry Building design on a 100% flour sack cotton dish towel

screenprinted dish towel with San Francisco Ferry Building design

A closer view of the design. I’m especially pleased with how the trees came out.

packaged ferry building dish towels

Each dish towel comes packaged with red and white baker’s twine.

packaged dish towel from The Heated in San Francisco California

The baker’s twine is sealed in the back with a sticker.

close up of branded sticker for The Heated's dish towel

Washer/dryer safe. 100% flour sack cotton. Screenprinted by hand. Non-toxic, water-based ink.

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

local take inner sunset location vagabond craft fair december 3 2017

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

glen park festival april 2017

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

sf etsy holiday fair

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: http://eepurl.com/bVjjvz

Also, I posted a new song from my dorky music project. You can hear it here: https://www.theheated.com/music/sneaky-preview/

Click the image for details on the spring cleaning sale!

Click the image for details on the spring cleaning sale!