Analog DJ Headphones face - Affinity Designer

How To Draw A Face by Darlene Nguyen

Super-helpful tutorial for beginners like myself: Learn how to draw a face in 8 easy steps: Beginners – Darlene Nguyen Darlene’s tutorial taught me everything I needed to know to draw a face from scratch. I used her instructions to create my Analog DJ Headphones t-shirt artwork in Affinity Designer.

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Using HandBrake To Try And Fix Poor Audio In Video

Videotaped a workshop with my camcorder. Turns out it records in Mono channel (ugh); the video comes out kinda crappy; and the audio with a kinda crappy external mic comes out kinda crappy. Experimenting with HandBrake to see if I can turn 90 mins of kinda crappy video & audio into something a little better.…

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Reid Walley leading Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop with Resident at UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Aug 2, 2018. Photo by Dr Amanda Kirane.

Confidence Workshop – UC Davis Chapter Association of Women Surgeons

A big thanks to Dr. Amanda Kirane for inviting me to present a hands-on bootcamp-style Public Speaking & Confidence Workshop for her UC Davis General Surgery Residents at their UC Davis Chapter’s Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) meeting. Location: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA. Date: Aug 2, 2018.

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Kyrs Blackwood wearing The Greatest Technology Is Love t-shirt July 2018

Kyrs Blackwood Loves The Greatest Technology Is Love T-shirt

“Look at my awesome [The Greatest Technology Is Love™] T-shirt from Reid Walley! Reid is a fantastic human being and this shirt combines three of my fave things – Love, Design, and Tech. I’m lucky to have friends like him.” Krys Blackwood (nee Taylor) UX Designer for NASA/JPL July 2018

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Confidence Has A Recipe

Confidence has a LOOK, a SOUND, a PACE, a certain LACK OF APOLOGY. LOOK Confidence has a look, a stance, a profile, a posture. Sit up straight – no slouching; no hunching over. And confidence makes eye contact! “Perhaps the most important physical act onstage is making eye contact.” – Chris Anderson, TED Talk conference…

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What The Hell Does “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” Mean, Anyway?

You take action – even when you’re not ready! You take action – even when you’re scared shitless! You take action – even when you do NOT have all of your ducks in a row! You take action – even when you’re not sure of the outcome! “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” is facing…

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Four Music Songs I’m Diggin – July 10, 2018

1. “Nem Kaldi” by Gülden Karaböcek (released 1974) 2.  “After the Storm” (Instrumental) by Willie West and The Soul Investigators (released August 2016) 3. “Lost Lost Lost” by Pratt & Moody (released February 2017) 4. “Is It Any Wonder?” by Durand Jones & The Indications (recorded August 2017)

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T-shirt Resources – Print on Demand, Fulfillment, Dropshipping, Printers

The search for a bamboo t-shirt that was part of a direct-to-garment (DTG), print-on-demand (POD) t-shirt printer is WAY harder to find than I thought. Everybody offers 100% cotton (including combed & ring spun), poly-cotton (50/50), and tri-blend (polyester/cotton/rayon) tees – but no bamboo. But in the United States, only Printaura offers a bamboo t-shirt…

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