National Honey Bee Day 2019

In the spirit of National Honey Bee Day this year, 3Doodler shared my 3Doodled/3D Printed Honey Bee light display. I had previously created templates and tutorials on how to draw your own bees as well. Check it out!

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One with the Force

Thumbprint Gallery was having another Star Wars fan art show, so I decided to send in the Death Star!

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Power Doodler

I made it onto the 3Doodler website as a Power Doodler!  You can read my profile here!

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Curio Con

The first Curio Con, as a vendor, was…..a learning experience.  Attendance was poor due to many factors (mostly the lack of advertising both online and on-site, and possibly the fact it was on Mother’s Day weekend), so a lot of the vendors had to make the best of it, whether it be interacting with each other or bringing projects with them to work on.  Might as well be productive if nothing else is going on, right?  I happened to be able to do both.  I met a new “supplier” for blank vinyl figures and parts, and I also worked on more 3Doodler pieces.

I’m not sure I’ll be having a space as the next Curio Con (if there is a next Curio Con), or if I’ll ever be vending at the first of any other kind of convention after this experience.  Without proven success, it’s just and expensive gamble.

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Hive Gallery 12th Anniversary Bee Themed Show

I was invited to make a piece for The Hive Gallery’s 12th Anniversary show, which was going to be bee themed.  I was supposed to come up with my own avatar (a self portrait but in bee form in “hiveland”).  Portraits [of people] aren’t things I do, but I did have a great idea for a 3D printed and 3D drawing shadow box light display.  I ran the concept by Nathan, the curator, and he liked it!  So I got started on it.

I’m new to 3D printing and definitely a beginner with 3D modeling.  But after reviewing a few simple Blender tutorials online, I felt confident enough that I could make an extruded hexagon as my honeycombs.  About 2 hours later, I figured it out and I was ready to send it to print, using clear plastic on my Micro3D printer.

Take a look at the progress of making this display.

There are:

  • 96 3D printed honeycombs that took 1hr/pc to print (so 96 hrs of printing, not including a few of the scrapped pieces)
  • 13 3Doodled bees, including a queen bee.
  • 100 LED lights.

A look at how I made the bees:

Making the rest of the ? ? ? with my @3doodler.

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And here’s a look at it at the show!

If interested in purchasing it, please go here.

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3Doodler Ambassador

It all started in 2014 when I decided to back “the world’s first 3D pen” on Kickstarter, the 3Doodler because it looked like a fun thing to experiment with.  My first 3Doodle was a shark.  And since then I’ve done all sorts of other figures, like an octopus, some Pokemon, hummingbirds, Haku from Spirited Away, Ironman, Star Wars figures, snowflakes, light displays, a wallet, and bees.  I’ve enjoyed 3Doodling live at the shows I have booth spaces at, and people are always interested in what I’m using and making.  Last year I met one of the co-founders of the 3Doodler, Max, without even knowing it, as he came to my booth, recognizing some of the pieces I’ve made.  He was really excited with what I was doing and it wasn’t until he handed me his business card, I realized who he was.

A few months later, whether Max had anything to do with it or now, I was contacted by 3Doodler, inviting me to become a Power Doodler (Brand Ambassador).  How could I say “no”?!  So now you’ll be seeing more of my work, and I’ll start to be doing some tutorials, which I’m excited about.  Make sure to follow my Sydtropolis accounts to keep up with my projects!

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Designer Con 2016 – Recap

Designer Con!  It came and went (like a fart).  I can’t believes it’s already over after months and weeks of late nights, cranking stuff out to bring to the show.  I sold some pieces, met some new people and got to visit some of the friends I made from the show last year.  It starts to feel like a family reunion to look forward to!   Luckily I don’t have to wait a whole year to see everyone again, with the new CurioCon coming up in May!


Day 1 with my sidekick, Sheri. Photo courtesy of the DCON team.


I made another Charizard, this time using my new 3Doodler pen. I also met the co-inventor of the pen, Maxwell, at the show, too! He told me “to keep up the good work” which means a lot!

Slideshow courtesy of EmbeddedJunkie (Thanks, Juan!)


Wrapping up the show with these two guys, Adrian and Ryan Soto. Looking forward to sharing a space with them at CurioCon!

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