A4L: Amazing Mazes

At the elementary school where I teach the 2nd and 3rd grade level my recent projects have focused on mazes and level design. “Amazing Mazes” started with some maze and math theory where we planned out our mazes: Each team of four designed Power Items to collect and baddies to conquer throughout their maze. Most teams chose to … Continue reading


I’ve been doing a lot more illustration these days. Here is one of my most recent works. I’m finally finding a method/style that I like for keeping my strokes but still being digitally crisp.

Emerson Art 4 Life Giraffe Sculpture

Well it is now February and, as always, it has been busy. After our craft business, Plithacorn Productions, went down to So.Cal for our first festival (which went well. We sold different items than I expected but it was a great experience!)  at Art 4 Life we continued to work on our giraffe sculpture for February’s … Continue reading

Update from Pete Beeman’s Sculptures

Last winter/spring I had the opportunity to work for sculptor Pete Beeman as an artist’s assistant. He recently emailed us updates on the works and they have been installed in their new home in Taipei and New Taipei City, Taiwan. Daan Flower- On this sculpture my job was routing and finishing the metal petals prior … Continue reading

Art with Kids

So I have not posted since August and much of that is because I have been busy with a new job! I now work for Art4Life, a non-profit arts program in the Portland Public Schools, and I’m loving it. Every day for 4-5 hours I work with elementary schoolers on a wide variety of Art … Continue reading

Steam Punk from Old Junk

Well back from Chaos Wars! and boy was that fun. On to new projects and passions. My friend Whitney who works in film in Portland is finally launching her Crown of Hayden project! We have been playing with moding old nerf guns to fit the steam punk aesthetic, and boy is world building fun. After … Continue reading

Summer, Summer, Summer tiimmeee.

I remember when I was a kid and summer was the BEST. Here we are, half way through July, and I feel like my summer is JUST starting. As well all know, adults have to work so we can’t be outside as much. However I also think it’s because all of my summer fun happens … Continue reading

Designs and Distractions

My hands are sore in the best way. In addition to my normal freelance work, we have the lucky opportunity to work with Portland’s own Oaks Bottom Forge. We have been asked to design leather sheaths for their exceptional knives, and also a combo kit for a hatchet and knife. I love working on new … Continue reading

Busy is the Best.

Well I said BIG changes were coming and they have. This spring I finished working with artist Pete Beeman on some of his many sculpture projects, and our beautiful metal towers and parts were shipped to Thailand to their new home. This experience was extraordinary and while I’m sad it’s over I am also glad … Continue reading


BIG changes have happened over the last 6 months and all for the better! and with them comes BIG changes to my website. Stay tuned for more. 🙂 – S