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* 85,125 photos, 5,751 members
- Lego HUB 34,897 photos, 2,101 members
- ArchLUG 862 photos, 14 members
- Brick Studs 43 photos, 21 members
- Hello Kitty 30,088 photos, 4,485 members
- New Flickr Layout Sucks 2,602 photos, 1,750 members
- LEGO Minifigures 18,654 photos, 605 members
- El Pub 306 photos, 39 members
- Iron Builder 2 photos, 820 members
- Inspirational Lego 13,764 photos, 532 members
- The Art Of Lego 34,382 photos, 1,204 members
- Photographing Lego 6,959 photos, 210 members
- Urtican Blitz'ard 64 photos, 44 members
- Blogged & Mapped by Friends Bricks 217 photos, 6 members
- Blogged by Brick Town Talk 223 photos, 128 members
- Reminds me of AFOL 16+ 170 photos, 22 members
- LEGO FAN 59,876 photos, 1,262 members
- Brick~Busters! 456 photos, 307 members
- ChronoCon 10,000 B.C. 288 photos, 48 members
- The LEGO Adventure Book 152 photos, 47 members
- Starfighters 6,764 photos, 1,603 members
- Flowery Patterns 1,163 photos, 209 members
- Cos-Play Well: Costuming w/ the LEGO Theme (Costumes, 1:1 Props) 626 photos, 86 members
- Secrets Of Explore 2,540 photos, 3,716 members
- LEGO ESPIONAGE 682 photos, 287 members
- Extreme Lego Builders 7,931 photos, 497 members
- Crashed MOCs 118 photos, 35 members
- Souvenir pictures of Versailles 1,173 photos, 599 members
- Legend Bricks 18,713 photos, 1,091 members
- "Mi-Fi" - Microscale TV/Movie Sci-Fi 92 photos, 205 members
- Classic-Town 4,358 photos, 341 members
- Green VS Tan (Brickcon Collaboration) 13 photos, 57 members
- Heather Braaten 130 photos, 79 members
- Official Outlaws thread Lands of Classic Castle 555 photos, 46 members
- LEGO Vignettes 15,280 photos, 3,003 members
- SCI-LUG 21,818 photos, 1,385 members
- A Look at Lego 7,518 photos, 44 members
- Epic Impressions of LEGO 25,874 photos, 1,084 members
- Lego Blacklight Photography 224 photos, 153 members
- The Lego Elder Scrolls 316 photos, 228 members
- Lego; Anti-Studs 838 photos, 107 members
- Drunken Builds 396 photos, 57 members
- lego fantasy minifigs and creations 2,651 photos, 176 members
- Lego; Purist Minifigs 3,664 photos, 209 members
- Eurobricks 137,037 photos, 3,541 members
- r/AFOL 3,543 photos, 211 members
- LEGO Sorting 371 photos, 275 members
- Duplo Post-Apocalypse 6 photos, 1 member
- Greco-Roman LEGO 1,916 photos, 482 members
- Lego Steampunk 5,625 photos, 1,940 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