Sketchnotes of fellow speaker Carol Ann from Thoughtbot Taco Tuesdays last night!

Whoa, a true photoblog post now that I have photos from this month that are just not my allergic skin rash welts. It’s been 2 days without a relapse. Today we walked, brunched, sketched, and saw a new neighborhood. Today we celebrated the little wins in life. This is me remembering to appreciate the majority of the days in the year being able to live.

Friends. I remember many times I felt peeved, peeved I was always the complaint sinker, but never got the favor in return. I realized recently that was all me. For anyone who is a true friend has yet to turn me down when I needed to them. The only barrier before was me assuming I was wasting their times with my words, when in fact, it’s not even a favored return, it’s all my friends wanting nothing more but to help me get through tougher times. And even barring the darker times, I realized I could initiate the lunch or dinner, that, for example, my friends with cars weren’t just doing me favors by driving me around, but happy to have my company, that reciprocation goes past what’s literally exchanged, but what’s exchanged in life.

Trees. The tree’s seeds is what has caused my misery these past few weeks. Yet, I still find it a place of comfort. Just sketching or painting their form, dotting their leaves, and blooming their flowers. A simple word and a simple concept with so many gorgeous permutations, states, and lifetimes.

Sketchnotes from the latest installment of design+startup.

Overdue!
Sketchnotes from UX in Outer Space, hosted by the IXDA SF.

My favorite moment being “Be calm, don’t suck.”

Finally, it’s the holiday season and break. To start, how about a disgustingly cute vector. I missed this.
& bonus: the original sketch version, 
Expect more things in the coming month!

Finally, it’s the holiday season and break. To start, how about a disgustingly cute vector. I missed this.

& bonus: the original sketch version,
 

Expect more things in the coming month!

Pukey Cute [Mesh-up & you’ve been warned] - The latest adventures of geekbear [bear with glasses] and mumuchu [cat-thing with pikachu markings].
Boo, lack of posting, [midterms season].

Pukey Cute [Mesh-up & you’ve been warned] - The latest adventures of geekbear [bear with glasses] and mumuchu [cat-thing with pikachu markings].

Boo, lack of posting, [midterms season].

The Growing Mole / Portrait - I nicknamed my brother mole for his birthmarks a looong time ago, he is now preteens and growing.

The Growing Mole / Portrait - I nicknamed my brother mole for his birthmarks a looong time ago, he is now preteens and growing.

Something old (2006). Ribbon, Visual Pun project; done in ink. Emphasis on textures (beads for the spine, cracked shoulder blade / wings, velvety rib[bons]). There is so much of high school me in this drawing, it’s mind blowing.

Something old (2006). Ribbon, Visual Pun project; done in ink. Emphasis on textures (beads for the spine, cracked shoulder blade / wings, velvety rib[bons]). There is so much of high school me in this drawing, it’s mind blowing.

The last in the set of colored pen line sketches, Melody.

The last in the set of colored pen line sketches, Melody.

Rocketcat; game character in the queue.

Rocketcat; game character in the queue.