Activities

Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.

A Sandbox of Scientist Paper Dolls

Did you miss SkepchickCON? Wish you could have been there with us? We wish you could have been there too! So we’ve brought a little piece of SkepchickCON back home to you: our Geek Art workshop, full of scientist paper dolls. The whole set is here, and we’re already plotting to make more. Who are we missing? Who would you love to see as a paper doll? Let us know in the comments; we may... »

Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course at the Walker Art Center

Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course at the Walker Art Center

Hello from Minneapolis! I arrived early this morning for SkepchickCON, and since I had some time to kill, I decided to check out the Walker Art Center. I’m a big fan of contemporary art, and everything I’ve seen so far has been artistically compelling and thoughtfully curated. I’ve really enjoyed my stroll through the sculpture gardens, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas‘ ... »

Drabble Lab 8: Solstice

Drabble Lab 8: Solstice

Another Wednesday, another drabble lab! Thank you to last round’s participants! Here are some highlights and the winner: »

Drabble Lab Round Seven: Frenzy

Drabble Lab Round Seven: Frenzy

Hello Drabble-writers! This week’s theme is late because I was sitting in front of a microscope all morning. And we got a lot of entries right after I picked a winner; I’ll be picking something during the day on Wednesday so to be safe write yours by Tuesday night! But I think the two week schedule will work swimmingly from here on out. And oh my goodness, there were a lot of good drab... »

two white origami boxes, one with the Mad Art Lab logo

More-igami

At the design conference/workshop I went to a few weeks ago, there was a… creative community? … which, in addition to their business cards, had these blue sheets of card stock with dotted lines all over them. As a fan of folding things into other things and one who knows that a lot of origami starts with a square sheet of paper, I was intrigued. On the back were instructions to “... »

Trolls, Evolutionary Psych, and Homeopathy: SkepchickCon, Part 3

Trolls, Evolutionary Psych, and Homeopathy: SkepchickCon, Part 3

This is the last installment of my SkepchickCon 2013 photo series. I will be discussing three pictures that I did for the Con and explain the meaning behind them. Remember, SkepchickCon is July 4-7 in Minneapolis. First, thanks to all who bid on my art for the SkepchickCon auction. All three pieces sold. Please check out the current auction up for SkepchickCon; our very own Mad Labber Anne Sauer w... »

Drabble Lab Round Six: Valor, and a new schedule

Drabble Lab Round Six: Valor, and a new schedule

Hey guys! Read on for the awesome drabbles from round five, the winner, and the illustration. But first: I think it’s for the best if we give you all some more time to write drabbles before judging them. Two days is just not quite enough time. So from now on, Drabble lab is going to be a once-every-two-weeks feature. You’ll have a week to submit drabbles, I’ll post a comment when... »

“GMO”, “UFO”, and a “Winged Shape-Shifter”: SkepchickCon, Part 2

“GMO”, “UFO”, and a “Winged Shape-Shifter”: SkepchickCon, Part 2

Continuing from last week’s post, I’m going to discuss some of the pictures I created for SkepchickCon. The neat thing about this week’s post is that you can actually purchase the discussed photos themselves! The photos are framed and autographed by me with the proceeds going to help pay for the SkepchickCon speakers’ travel expenses. You can view the pieces up for auction ... »

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