My kids watch a show called Team Umi Zoomi, where there are tiny super heroes with mighty math powers. One of them is always saying, "Pattern Power!!!!" I think that would be a good description of my photostream, too. :-)
When I am not teaching bilingual kindergarten, I am a stay-home mom. Once my daughter was old enough for DUPLO, I got re-hooked on LEGO, and became very involved in the hobby.
I've become more interested in other hobbies right now, but certainly don't have any plans to give the bricks away!
I write for:
LEGO Friends Inspire Girls Globally
Contributions to books about LEGO:
The LEGO Adventure Book, by Megan Rothrock (pp. 156-165)
Beautiful LEGO, by Mike Doyle (pp. 170-175)
The Art of LEGO Design, by Jordan Schwartz (pp. 51-74, 132-133, 155)
Tri-City Herald Article
Beyond the Brick Podcast Interview
Information on Cheese Slopes:
How to make a 6-pointed star
Cheese Slope Mosaics: A Tutorial (Published in HispaBrick Magazine, Issue 014)
Evolution of a Cheese Slope Mosaic
Introduction to Cheese Slope Mosaics PowerPoint presentation (Presented at BrickCon 2012)
Some Other Articles I've Written:
Interview with Sean and Steph Mayo (Published in HispaBrick Magazine, Issue 015)
BrickCon 2012 Article (Published in HispaBrick Magazine, Issue 015)
Leaf Weaving: A Technique for Building LEGO Trees (Published in HispaBrick Magazine, Issue 016)
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: The Best in Magical Education! (Published in HispaBrick Magazine, Issue 017)
Introduction to Headlight Brick Patterns (Published in HispaBrick Magazine, Issue 018)
- *Crochet* 85,005 photos, 5,730 members
- Lego HUB 28,674 photos, 1,844 members
- ArchLUG 859 photos, 14 members
- Brick Studs 43 photos, 22 members
- Hello Kitty 30,289 photos, 4,493 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 1,826 photos, 1,774 members
- LEGO Minifigures 15,885 photos, 548 members
- El Pub 296 photos, 39 members
- Iron Builder 2 photos, 702 members
- Inspirational Lego 12,748 photos, 515 members
- The Art Of Lego 27,374 photos, 1,063 members
- Photographing Lego 5,955 photos, 192 members
- Urtican Blitz'ard 65 photos, 45 members
- Blogged & Mapped by Friends Bricks 210 photos, 6 members
- Blogged by Brick Town Talk 223 photos, 129 members
- Reminds me of AFOL 16+ 138 photos, 22 members
- LEGO FAN 50,667 photos, 1,116 members
- Brick~Busters! 454 photos, 302 members
- ChronoCon 10,000 B.C. 92 photos, 47 members
- The LEGO Adventure Book 136 photos, 46 members
- Starfighters 6,519 photos, 1,494 members
- Flowery Patterns 1,113 photos, 208 members
- Cos-Play Well: Costuming w/ the LEGO Theme (Costumes, 1:1 Props) 625 photos, 85 members
- Secrets Of Explore 2,556 photos, 3,683 members
- LEGO ESPIONAGE 629 photos, 287 members
- Extreme Lego Builders 7,744 photos, 467 members
- Crashed MOCs 115 photos, 35 members
- Souvenir pictures of Versailles 1,105 photos, 595 members
- Legend Bricks 15,743 photos, 1,019 members
- "Mi-Fi" - Microscale TV/Movie Sci-Fi 83 photos, 200 members
- Classic-Town 3,949 photos, 327 members
- Green VS Tan (Brickcon Collaboration) 13 photos, 57 members
- Heather Braaten 131 photos, 78 members
- Official Outlaws thread Lands of Classic Castle 549 photos, 45 members
- LEGO Vignettes 14,584 photos, 2,862 members
- SCI-LUG 20,451 photos, 1,332 members
- A Look at Lego 6,836 photos, 42 members
- Epic Impressions of LEGO 22,244 photos, 1,013 members
- Lego Blacklight Photography 219 photos, 153 members
- The Lego Elder Scrolls 301 photos, 223 members
- Lego; Anti-Studs 765 photos, 99 members
- Drunken Builds 347 photos, 56 members
- lego fantasy minifigs and creations 2,542 photos, 161 members
- Lego; Purist Minifigs 2,993 photos, 183 members
- Eurobricks 123,354 photos, 3,303 members
- r/AFOL 3,027 photos, 185 members
- LEGO Sorting 361 photos, 269 members
- Duplo Post-Apocalypse 6 photos, 1 member
- Greco-Roman LEGO 1,883 photos, 459 members
- Lego Steampunk 5,376 photos, 1,880 members
Casey M. says:
"Katie has been a great friend to me and the online Lego community. She is kind and helpful at every step of the way with the blog Mosaicbricks, or discussions over at C-C or in her Flickr stream. Oh, and she's pretty much one of the best builders I know."
July 4th, 2013
"What to say about Katie that Scruffy hasn't already brilliantly described...hmmm??!?
...well I won't be able to say it as wity and clever as he did, but I can say that Katie is one of my most favouritest of folks. Her designs are legendary, so much so that we all stare in awe like slack-jawed yocals looking at a girl washing a car while wearing daisy dukes! And as I always knew, she can build a top notch swooshy spaceship too!
Even without meeting her in person I know that she is a loving mother...who may need some wine on occassion, but hey, who among us doesn't?
I giggle every time that I see her little winky face at the end of her comments! (that's right, I said I giggle!!)
The only thing left to say is that she is a good friend!"
September 8th, 2011
"Katie has a lot more cheese slopes than I do."
July 22nd, 2011
Scruffy Mynxbane says:
"Katie is more than a breath of fresh air to the putrid cigar and two-day-old-poptart laden atmosphere of Legofandom's mom's basement. She is the roof getting ripped off and the sky shining into the darkness, bringing with it bluebirds bearing cheeseslopes on patterned platters. She is a magnificent stained glass window in a dorm room. She is the Alchemist, an organized, mathematical mystic painstakingly perfecting her potion that will transform the grüschtelling chaos of the Lego bin into order and beauty. She is a rose among monkeys, a mom among the Lost Boys, a caring, warm hearted, real person among artless, unapologetic slobbery.
She is greatly to be pitied."
December 5th, 2010
"One of the builders whose work I want to mimic and steal. Endlessly creative and exploratory in her building, and she reminds me that good and big are not the same on a daily basis."
October 29th, 2010
"Katie is one of the most talented Lego artists I've ever encountered. Her cheese-slope designs stun me every time I see them- wonderful work!"
September 6th, 2010
Blake's Baericks says:
"Ever since I first heard her name on Classic Castle Katie has inspired me to greatness. Her breathtaking patterns and uses of SNOT are absolutely incredible. A rising star among the AFOL community to be sure. Best of luck in the future projects Katie!
August 23rd, 2010
Shadow Viking says:
"Churns out brilliant and inspiring patterns like nobody's business, and can work them into full MOCs with as much skill- if a little less frequency...
As if that's not enough, she's a really nice person too. If you haven't added her as a contact yet, you're missing out :)"
July 20th, 2010
- Katie Walker
- July 2006
- Pasco, Washington
- Pasco, Washington, USA
- I am:
- Female and Taken