I had the privilege of talking with
Billie Ruben and Geeky Faye on Meet a Maker, and the show episode is now live. It was great fun to chat with them on all kinds of topics around making from sewing to 3D printing and even where they overlap. Thanks so much, Billie and Faye!
Michelle Chandra is an interactive and generative artist who currently works primarily with
AxiDraw making often radially symmetric art reminiscent of spirograph drawings.
Her work can be found on
instagram and twitter as well as at her website, Dirt Alley Design.
She wrote up an excellent article full of tips and tricks on
how she draws generative art using the AxiDraw. She shares generous documentation on many of her explorations on her blog, which can be useful to anyone interested in generative art. Each post is chock full of explanations, such as this one on her favorite pens and techniques for alignment for multiple color plots. (I’m definitely biased, but “ Should you buy a pen plotter?” won my heart.)
I enjoy her dramatic use of color, with deep fills or combinations of cyan, magenta and yellow that bleed into reds, greens and blues where they overlap.
prints available on her site, and many more beautiful artworks she shares there as well.
Thank you, Michelle, for sharing your art with us!
Alex from Hackster invited me to join her on
Hackster Cafe today! We had a wide ranging conversation about running a small business, projects and products, and the AxiDraw MiniKit 2. Thanks, Alex!
Guy made a
custom clock case out of aluminum for our Bulbdial Clock kit. It turned out beautifully! There are some really nice pictures of the design and build process, so definitely go check out his post.
Thanks for sharing your build, Guy!
This year’s Halloween may be a little different from years past. But maybe you’re doing a Zoom costume contest? Want some spooky snacks? Or want to get in the mood with seasonal decor? Is it not Halloween for you if there isn’t pumpkin carving? Head over to the
Halloween Project Archives for inspiration and ideas.
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and … we’ve organized dozens of our Halloween projects into categories:
costumes, pumpkins, decor and food.