Sunday, 20 May 2012

Incredible News!

I needed a kick to restart the blog, and here it is...

It's not a secret, but you may, dear reader, have missed the biggest news since I got a new job:

I am going to America!

Yes, dear reader, yours truly has been invited to be "Artist in Residence" at Instructables!

The entire Kitefamily will be spending the whole of August 2012 in San Francisco, "working" alongside the staff, on whatever projects I like!

If you do not know me, it is hard to express the significance of this event.  It's lottery-win excitement.  It's a soap-box racer being invited to join an F1 team, a bedroom musician getting the half-time gig at the Superbowl.

After I got the invitation, I grinned so much I actually got cramp in my cheeks!

Now, the plane tickets are booked, I've put a deposit down on an apartment for the month, and our visas are sorted.

I promise, as things move on, I will keep y'all updated.



  1. Well done! sounds great, hope you have a good time in America.
    I must get around to posting an instructable at some point.
    I actually do have two or three possible ones so I should really get on with it.

  2. and after Autodesk gets through with you, you may not be grinning and actually get a cramp in the other cheeks...

    Stop by NYC on your jaunt across the pond. It's only half as weird as ibles HQ.

    not so anonymous

  3. (I'm the usual Anonymous, to clarify - not the first one who posted here.)

    Well, it's *definitely* nothing I would ever want to do now, but I'm really happy that you have something to make you this happy. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you.

      I think the "other" anonymous has a daughter...

  4. Well I finally got round to posting my first instructable:

  5. Nice! Does that mean you will still be here for the NY Maker faire?

    1. Isn't that in late September?

      I'm afraid I'll be back in the UK by then...