In the UK it was a bank holiday this weekend - I’m not entirely sure why. There’s probably a reason but what it means for me is I get to spend an extra day with my son. So we did some shopping, and some gardening, and watched a film. He even did a science experiment, mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to make foamy eruptions. It’s great seeing a young person grow and develop, and that’s why I love making Brush Ninja and giving it away for free.
As mentioned last month I’ve started writing some Brush Ninja tips. I’m not ready to share them yet but I’m going to be turning them into an ebook that I will sell. I’d like to make some money out of this project so that I can spend more time working on it, but I still plan to share many of the tips in this newsletter, and will be putting the entire thing on Patreon.
So far I’ve written about a dozen pages, but I need to do some illustrations to go with it else it won’t be entirely clear what I’m talking about. All going well I will share the first (of many) tip in next months newsletter.
Also this month I have made a paper toy. Over the last couple of months I’ve become a bit obsessed with building paper toys. It’s really soothing to sit down in the evening and cut out and glue these little toys. So I decided to design my own Brush Ninja one.
I’ve not done anything like this before, so it’s not super elaborate, but I enjoyed making it and maybe creating this will lead to other toys in the future? Do let me know if you like it and please share any builds with me on Twitter.
If you want to build the toy yourself then head over to the download page and you can grab it for free. All you need to do is print the image out, cut it out, and glue it all together.
2nd grade @GaeScubs developed models of plant, insect, & mammal life cycles using #brushninja. This friend included lots of details! GIFs were downloaded & shared in a class slideshow. Lots of connections to #HLP attributes & #DLI standards! @HenricoElem @HCPS_Innovates pic.twitter.com/E6rN1vm6E1— Mandolyn Loftis (@mandoloft) April 20, 2022
Hope you have a great month - Ben https://brush.ninja