Category: Sketchbook

The Trees Are Bigger Now

When you go back there

Remember to breath in





Coming from the





The trees are bigger now.

When you ambulate

Through those spaces

Be sure to

Notice the





Since you were here last

Sinking deep

Sucking down


Nutrient hungry



The trees are bigger now.

Look up

At those






Each with many fingers

Long enough to caress.

Your shoulders


The sky


Watch the clouds float by



To the leaves



Sometimes things die.



Something new.


Be sure to notice how,

The trees are bigger now.


Original Poem by Kenna M. Lindsay 2023

Looking back @ GDC 2023

I really am still amazed that I went to GDC. Me.

We don’t have to unpack everything behind why I feel that way, but it is safe to say it was an incredible experience full of old doors closing and new ones opening.


I met a lot of really fun people and worked on a team again during the IGDA Foundation training sessions in preparation for next year’s GDC event and Virtual Exchange Program. I have missed having a consistent team a lot as I have been doing consulting work solo for a while now.


I am so grateful for the history lesson about the IGDA Foundation and the team building exercises we did. Not to mention the opportunity to stand up in front of a room and talk about the history of San Francisco. They gave me so many opportunities for growth in such a short time.

On Thursday we had a well attended alumni picnic in Yerba Beuna. It was so awesome to meet these cool people in person.


I Also got to meet Ricardo from Team Gainz Productions and IGDA Foundation Velociteer from 2021 in person and play our first round of “We’re not really strangers” which was absolutely a highlight of my week.

At the conference itself I went to a lot of great talks and have a long list of things to catch on the GDC vault with my discord Vault watch group (like a book club but with GDC videos) we pick a video and talk about it each week. Pictured is a great slide from Kellen Malone and Pablo Schwilden Diaz’s talk on how to release 15 skins a month without losing your mind.


I attended my first ever speed networking session and made a friend to play Stardew Valley with. There were so many powerful moments where I felt seen and held in ways I haven’t before or in ages.

I am left noodling on the concept of whole person time instead of just face time. Time where you feel each other in space and how that kind of experience meets different needs and objectives than what we can accomplish online.

I look forward to attending again next year and preparing to bring more of myself, more to play with, and more constructive ideas about accessibility and DEI in the industry.

If I could do something better or differently next year it would be sleep more, right?

If we traded contact information, I will reach out so soon, the week took more out of me than I expect but in the most joyous possible way.

– Kenna

Are You Goth Enough To Be Haunted, Fall In Love With The Wrong Guy, Get Revenge And Burn Down The Mall

Awes I am delighted to be designing props for this production with Awesome Theatre. I spent my afternoon collecting Manic Panic Jars and Deciding which Joy Division shirt is the most iconic. I hope to see you at our opening night for this essential original story. BUY TICKETS

A New Play by Claire RicenDirected by Neil Higgins

April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29

Bindlestiff Studion185, 6th St. SF


Hey, don’t write yourself off… yet.

Awesome Theatre is thrilled to be working with Bindlestiff Studios to present a hauntingly hilarious new gothic romance / dark comedy by national treasure, Claire Rice.nnWhat would you do if you fell in love with a hot older man and were haunted by the ghost of his past lover all while working at a minimum-wage summer job at the mall? Would you let the gothic romance of it all take you down, or would you fight against fate? nnDo you have what it takes to be goth enough to handle the haunting romance, the fiery passion, and the ultimate act of rebellion? Come find out as we challenge fate and explore what happens when we dare to write ourselves off.

Featuring: Janelle Aguirre, Max Seijas, Sindey McNulty, Alex Trono, and Nikki Nutterfield

Artistic Staff: Natalie Ashodian, Erica Andracchio, Neil Higgins, Colin Johnson, Kenna Lindsay, Nikki Meñez, Anthony R. Miller, Matt Owens, Dave Ragaza, Claire Rice, Puja Tolton, Olivia Vazquez, and Kelli Westad.

ArtSpan’s Journal Building Artist Residency Program

y’all I’m so overjoyed to announce that I’ve moved into the Journal Building Artist Studios and despite still being in the “eat pizza on a still packed box” stage of the move I am itching to paint. These are due for an installation the artists here are collaborating on in June. Follow along to see what develops while I get to know my new art community, everyone has been awesome already. So happy and honored to be here.

I applied for the space and was accepted last fall but with the holidays, and then the flash flooding, and general unpredictable life, I was finally able to move in last week.



Announcing Mama’s Sunnyside Garden!!! A new relaxing game from Team Gainz Productions.

Mama’s Sunnyside Garden ( is currently available to play in the Opera.Gx browser as that is the platform the game jam it was created for required submission to however our development team has been hard at work to bring you a free to download Window’s version on

Mama’s Sunnyside Garden was inspired by New Year – New Jam ( the new year new jam game jam theme, Relax. We decided to stay within the world of Teddy Gainz and expand the known universe of the Sunnyside Island chain.

Stop by Mama’s garden anytime to take a break from your daily grind, her love and the lo-fi are always there for you.

Please let me know if you check it out and what you think!


Amber N. Williams – Artist


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Kenna M. Lindsay – Writer and Artist


Ricardo Aviles – Gameplay Designer and Programmer


Ricardo A –

Rika Watanabe – Writer


– Kenna

Stage Managing for Between The Sheets: An Anthology of the Sexual Revolution!!!

I’m looking forward to this opportunity to work as a stage manager with The Left Coast Theater Company. Getting the email from this shows producer about the recommendation they got to work with me absolutely set my year off on the right foot.

I love all of these stories, they are cute, poignant, touching. If you are local to me and looking for something to touch your little gay heart this Valentine’s season Between the Sheets is the show for you.

“After a fabulous reading at Strut in the Castro last year, we are going to be mounting a full production of the anthology “Between the Sheets.”

This anthology of 6 original short plays is about the trials and tribulations of queer sex. How hard do you have to work to bag that daddy? Is it always going to be this awkward talking to your grandma about sex, even when she’s a liberal lesbian?”

Titles and Playwrights

“44 Hours” by Chuck Ziton“Generation Sex” by Kristy Lin Billunin“I Do, Do You?” by Leland Frankeln“No Regrets” by Neil Higginsn“Not Without my Lichtenstein” by Chris Maltbyn“The Internet is a Place” by Gina Young

Get your tickets here Upcoming Performances – Left Coast Theatre Co. (

Happy Holidays and New Shop Updates!

I am SO EXCITED for the new things I have in my ko-fi store. I have been working on building designs and inventory for a while now and things came in a few weeks ago. It took a little while to get everything photographed and uploaded. To administrate the administrivia of being an independent creator, as it were.

But it’s done and IT’S HERE!

One of the more popular items this past year has been my art print spiral bound lined notebooks.

(Pictured: 6 notebook designs that are available on my webstore)
(Pictured: 6 notebook designs that are available on my webstore)

This holiday season until Jan 6, 2023, you can save 22% in celebration of the end of the year with discount code HOHOHOLIDAYS22.

I have a lot of medium sized original work available for the first time and I am almost out of editioned giclee prints of my larger pieces so get those while you can.

If you are a bay area local and you want to track me down at an art fair, you can subscribe to my art Instagram for those updates.

There’s lots of other big changes coming in the new year but those details will have to wait until I am allowed to share them. But oh boy are they exciting in the simultaneously joyous and scary ways.

Happy Holidays!


Tickets Available! The Red Shades @ Z Space

Tickets are available for a production I am the properties designer for this fall at Z Space in San Francisco. I am so excited about this production honestly; I cried when I read the script the first time.

Check it out!

Link to buy tickets

Link to Donate to The Red Shades

On the Steindler Stage from October 13 to November 5, 2022na World Premiere Production!

Written by Adrienne PricenMusic by Adrienne Price, Matt Fukui Grandy, and Jeanine AdkissonnDirected by Rotimi Agbabiaka and Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe

Mixing elements of rock concert and musical theater, The Red Shades tells the story of Ida, a teenage trans girl, who runs away from her small-town life to join a gang of trans superheroes squatting in the Tenderloin.




The Path from Awesome Theater opening July 15th!


It’s been a real treat to design props for this awesome theater production!! please come check it out if you are local to San Francisco.

A New “Cult” Comedy written by Marc Abrigo

Directed by Alejandro Emmanuel Torres

A Co-Production with Bindlestiff Studio

July 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 8PM

Bindlestiff Studion185 6th St, San Francisco

$25 Online Advance, $30 At The Door

The Path | Awesome Theatre

The Path by Marc Abrigo Tickets in SF, CA, United States (

Hope to see you at the show!!

– Kenna

Teddy Gainz Full Version Now available for PC!

V2 – Teddy Gainz and the Island of Insect Horrors by AquamarineDream, Ricardo A, ambrowskii, riki_0ntherocks (

Our team worked so hard on this project for months to see it come to life as we originally imagined!!

Currently I am working out how to get a mac os version out and playable.

you can watch a full playthrough on youtube!

Teddy Gainz and the Horrors of Insect Island – Level 2 Update – Full Playthrough – YouTube

AND read more about our process in the Dev log on itch!

Announcing Teddy Gainz and the Island of Insect Horrors Version 2 – V2 – Teddy Gainz and the Island of Insect Horrors by AquamarineDream, Ricardo A, ambrowskii, riki_0ntherocks (

– Kenna