Galaxy Family Travellers

This project began as a personal experiment in 3D and ended up including video, compositing, and an impromptu family photo shoot. The rigors of space travel require diligent preparation.  Our bodies must be strong.  Our minds prepared for every obstacle. 

Galaxy Family Travellers

This project began as a personal experiment in 3D and ended up including video, compositing, and an impromptu family photo shoot. The rigors of space travel require diligent preparation.  Our bodies must be strong.  Our minds prepared for every obstacle. 

Splat Print

I used to make quilts for friends who are expecting but ever since we had our own kids and received a ton of blankets, I decided to gift slings instead.  They’re easy to make (much easier than a quilt) and it

Splat Print

I used to make quilts for friends who are expecting but ever since we had our own kids and received a ton of blankets, I decided to gift slings instead.  They’re easy to make (much easier than a quilt) and it

Valentine’s Member Cards

I was never very excited about Valentine’s until our daughter received all her little cards at preschool.  She saved the cards for a whole year and couldn’t wait until the next Valentine’s.  With that kind of excitement, I’m motivated to make

Valentine’s Member Cards

I was never very excited about Valentine’s until our daughter received all her little cards at preschool.  She saved the cards for a whole year and couldn’t wait until the next Valentine’s.  With that kind of excitement, I’m motivated to make

Christmas Decorations

Each year we wonder where to hang the stockings.  When I was downtown, I saw a cardboard fireplace in a shop and had to make one.  I took our boat, which has been floating around the house for a month

Christmas Decorations

Each year we wonder where to hang the stockings.  When I was downtown, I saw a cardboard fireplace in a shop and had to make one.  I took our boat, which has been floating around the house for a month

Needle Felted Cuteness

Kids have brought upon so much crafting that I never that I’d do, such as needle felting.  Many times I’ve had requests for things objects to be tiny.  Needle felting is easy & fairly economical (I buy small scraps of

Needle Felted Cuteness

Kids have brought upon so much crafting that I never that I’d do, such as needle felting.  Many times I’ve had requests for things objects to be tiny.  Needle felting is easy & fairly economical (I buy small scraps of

Chicken Portraits

Watercolor illustrations of Chickens.  I know your next question and…yes! I’m available for commission should you need a custom portrait of your own fowl.  

Chicken Portraits

Watercolor illustrations of Chickens.  I know your next question and…yes! I’m available for commission should you need a custom portrait of your own fowl.  

Illustration

I’ve been working on illustrating a book but, in the meantime I have a few illustrations of the funny things our kids have been saying. Our son is three so it’s really just a non-stop stream of crazy town.  

Illustration

I’ve been working on illustrating a book but, in the meantime I have a few illustrations of the funny things our kids have been saying. Our son is three so it’s really just a non-stop stream of crazy town.  

Kids Chairs Ikea Hack

There’s been a lot of weaving going on at our house and we applied it to some broken Lätt Ikea chairs. The particle board seat didn’t last but the frames are sturdy. I did a simple plain weave using a 1″

Kids Chairs Ikea Hack

There’s been a lot of weaving going on at our house and we applied it to some broken Lätt Ikea chairs. The particle board seat didn’t last but the frames are sturdy. I did a simple plain weave using a 1″

Chickens Again

We completed a vegetable garden which got Zach got motivated to make a chicken coop.  Last time we had chickens we started with an Omlet Eglu Coop and two pullets and this time we decided to start with babies and a

Chickens Again

We completed a vegetable garden which got Zach got motivated to make a chicken coop.  Last time we had chickens we started with an Omlet Eglu Coop and two pullets and this time we decided to start with babies and a

CROP T-shirt Design

Not to be confused with a cropped T-shirt.  I’ve just finished designing and printing shirts for the Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk coming up this June.

CROP T-shirt Design

Not to be confused with a cropped T-shirt.  I’ve just finished designing and printing shirts for the Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk coming up this June.

Tilt Beam / Rechargable Wood Light

Tilt Beam is a solid block of white oak turned into a solar rechargeable light. A sunny day charges a super capacitor that never needs to be replaced…at least, probably not in your lifetime. Tilting the block over turns an

Tilt Beam / Rechargable Wood Light

Tilt Beam is a solid block of white oak turned into a solar rechargeable light. A sunny day charges a super capacitor that never needs to be replaced…at least, probably not in your lifetime. Tilting the block over turns an

Handyman Identity

Just finished a logo & business card for Genisis’ new business based in Good Hart, Michigan.

Handyman Identity

Just finished a logo & business card for Genisis’ new business based in Good Hart, Michigan.

Mini Felt Camping Set

Our daughter loves camping, Hello Kitty, and all cuteness that comes in sets so….I made a little camping set out felt for her toys.  The toys are about 1 1/2 – 2″ tall.  

Mini Felt Camping Set

Our daughter loves camping, Hello Kitty, and all cuteness that comes in sets so….I made a little camping set out felt for her toys.  The toys are about 1 1/2 – 2″ tall.  

Personalized Laser Etched Cheese Boards

For Christmas this year we made our families personalized cheese boards harvested from a fallen limb in our backyard. The wood was dried, cut, planed, sanded, laser etched, and oiled with our very own spoon butter. Spoon butter adds a

Personalized Laser Etched Cheese Boards

For Christmas this year we made our families personalized cheese boards harvested from a fallen limb in our backyard. The wood was dried, cut, planed, sanded, laser etched, and oiled with our very own spoon butter. Spoon butter adds a

Toothpaste BEAM Pummer

I used the cap of a toothpaste bottle on the bottom of my pummer as a stand. This pummer has two LEDs that charge during the day and pulse into the night. The circuit uses a 2.5 volt 10 Farad

Toothpaste BEAM Pummer

I used the cap of a toothpaste bottle on the bottom of my pummer as a stand. This pummer has two LEDs that charge during the day and pulse into the night. The circuit uses a 2.5 volt 10 Farad

Stamped Kids Shirt and Customized Clothespins

I have started making some things out of all the cloth I’ve been printing as demonstrations for classes I teach at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The prints have been made using soft rubber blocks and stamped with Versacraft ink.

Stamped Kids Shirt and Customized Clothespins

I have started making some things out of all the cloth I’ve been printing as demonstrations for classes I teach at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The prints have been made using soft rubber blocks and stamped with Versacraft ink.

Exhibition and New Work

I’m excited to be showing some new work in the upcoming faculty exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The exhibition titled Forward Tension  will introduce my newest and in progress work Part as well as select pieces from The Ministries of

Exhibition and New Work

I’m excited to be showing some new work in the upcoming faculty exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  The exhibition titled Forward Tension  will introduce my newest and in progress work Part as well as select pieces from The Ministries of

Yo Gabba Puppets

Our daughter is crazy for Yo Gabba Gabba and she wanted to make a DJ Lance Rock sock puppet.  I threw in some “Gabba Friends” finger puppets.  Being crazy for packing thing in containers, she absolutely needed the radio box.

Yo Gabba Puppets

Our daughter is crazy for Yo Gabba Gabba and she wanted to make a DJ Lance Rock sock puppet.  I threw in some “Gabba Friends” finger puppets.  Being crazy for packing thing in containers, she absolutely needed the radio box.

It’s ad hoc, but it covers.

The kids’ old tent bit the dust.  It’s fair, it was a hand me down that survived 4 kids (and 2 of them are seriously wild).  So, at 10pm I got it in my head we had to have a

It’s ad hoc, but it covers.

The kids’ old tent bit the dust.  It’s fair, it was a hand me down that survived 4 kids (and 2 of them are seriously wild).  So, at 10pm I got it in my head we had to have a

Free Download – Leaf and Knit Vector Graphics

Progress has been a little slow in the studio. We’ll be updating Zach’s tee shirt arsenal and free downloadable vectors throughout the year. More to come. Download it here: Leaf and Knit Pattern EPS

Free Download – Leaf and Knit Vector Graphics

Progress has been a little slow in the studio. We’ll be updating Zach’s tee shirt arsenal and free downloadable vectors throughout the year. More to come. Download it here: Leaf and Knit Pattern EPS

Published in Design Solare

Some of our BEAM robotic creations were featured in an Italian book about solar design and applications. Our copy arrived in the mail today. These little robots have been published in books and magazines from five different countries now. Unfortunately,

Published in Design Solare

Some of our BEAM robotic creations were featured in an Italian book about solar design and applications. Our copy arrived in the mail today. These little robots have been published in books and magazines from five different countries now. Unfortunately,

Styrofoam Printing Plates

Our 3 yr old daughter has just learned to write her name and doesn’t yet have the patience to write it the 20 times needed for her school valentines.  So, we made a styrofoam plate of her name so she

Styrofoam Printing Plates

Our 3 yr old daughter has just learned to write her name and doesn’t yet have the patience to write it the 20 times needed for her school valentines.  So, we made a styrofoam plate of her name so she

Hand Print Workshop

I just put together a few demos for an upcoming Hand Print workshop I may be teaching.  These were simple, quick motifs to show potato printing, rubber block, and hand drawn screen print.

Hand Print Workshop

I just put together a few demos for an upcoming Hand Print workshop I may be teaching.  These were simple, quick motifs to show potato printing, rubber block, and hand drawn screen print.

Laser Cut Leaf Pattern

The holidays bring out the crafty in us and this year we hosted Thanksgiving so we had to get extra fancy.  We wanted one big table so we used 2 pieces of plywood braced with 2×4’s.  We covered that with

Laser Cut Leaf Pattern

The holidays bring out the crafty in us and this year we hosted Thanksgiving so we had to get extra fancy.  We wanted one big table so we used 2 pieces of plywood braced with 2×4’s.  We covered that with

Mr. Bunny Pattern

We’ve decided to close our Etsy shop.  Years before Etsy & Threadless, we had an online store selling printed shirts, posters accessories and learned that we didn’t really like doing mass (or mini) production.  However, with the advent of Etsy

Mr. Bunny Pattern

We’ve decided to close our Etsy shop.  Years before Etsy & Threadless, we had an online store selling printed shirts, posters accessories and learned that we didn’t really like doing mass (or mini) production.  However, with the advent of Etsy

Tiny Duct Tape Double

I’ve never been too pleased with the result of the duct tape douple, diy dress form method for myself.  However, for our daughter it worked out great.  Kids have so few curves and so much less fitting in clothes that

Tiny Duct Tape Double

I’ve never been too pleased with the result of the duct tape douple, diy dress form method for myself.  However, for our daughter it worked out great.  Kids have so few curves and so much less fitting in clothes that

A Return…Work in Progress

And to wrap up our return to the studio is the start of some new work.  These are some images of sketches for wall installations featuring laser cut drywall woven with thread.  I’m still working through ideas but am excited

A Return…Work in Progress

And to wrap up our return to the studio is the start of some new work.  These are some images of sketches for wall installations featuring laser cut drywall woven with thread.  I’m still working through ideas but am excited

A Return…Sunday Studio

We’re wrapping up the freelance work and are resuming our Sunday Studios.  Most recently we had our nieces over for some intro to sewing lessons.  Both girls chose fabric from our stash and made a basic skirt.  They were introduced

A Return…Sunday Studio

We’re wrapping up the freelance work and are resuming our Sunday Studios.  Most recently we had our nieces over for some intro to sewing lessons.  Both girls chose fabric from our stash and made a basic skirt.  They were introduced

A Return…The House

We’ve added a deck as well as some much needed earth moving and planting to retain ground.  The guys doing the work (Appel Environmental Design and Durrie Design & Build, both in Ann Arbor) did fantastic work and it’s so

A Return…The House

We’ve added a deck as well as some much needed earth moving and planting to retain ground.  The guys doing the work (Appel Environmental Design and Durrie Design & Build, both in Ann Arbor) did fantastic work and it’s so

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas is an ongoing series of prints that aims to distribute our ideas and inventions. We hope to maximize each thought by sharing concepts, printed works, usable vectors, and other creative materials both virtual and tangible. Some of

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas is an ongoing series of prints that aims to distribute our ideas and inventions. We hope to maximize each thought by sharing concepts, printed works, usable vectors, and other creative materials both virtual and tangible. Some of