Category Archives: Close to home

Meet Woofie

This is Woofie. A long time ago, he was called Mr. Brahms. If you pulled his tail and let it go, he played Brahms’ lullaby. His tail can’t be pulled anymore and he doesn’t play the lullaby either.  His once-blue … Continue reading

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Fall Color Palette

You can tell it’s fall when the green disappears from my flickr stream. And, as it starts getting chilly outside, I start painting little still lifes on my kitchen counter.Because I hate the cold (yes, even what passes for ‘cold’ in California). Here … Continue reading

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Rodin’s Thinker

I sketched this gigantic Thinker by Auguste Rodin at the Cantor Museum on the campus of Stanford University. This little gem of a museum has loads of pieces by Rodin, including many of the small studies for his Gates of Hell sculpture. Initially … Continue reading

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An afternoon of sketching in Los Gatos

An afternoon of sketching in Los Gatos that began and ended with people sketching.  A few pages of quick sketches of people crossing the street (or waiting for the ‘walk’ light). And my notes on drawing people. Drawing pages of … Continue reading

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Where’s the color?

If you’ve seen my sketches before, you know I love color. But lately, I’ve been deliberately putting aside color every once in a while. I’m hoping it’ll help me focus more on value, something that often gets lost in my … Continue reading

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A few quick sketches at Runnymede Sculpture Farm

Isn’t it amazing how you can live someplace for years and not know of incredible places right in your backyard? I discovered one of those a couple of weeks ago in Runnymede Sculpture Farm when Cathy McAuliffe  invited the local sketchers group to … Continue reading

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Babbage Engines, Google Cars and Scratch

An afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California is like swapping between the past, present and future all within a few feet of each other. My hands-down favorite bit of my afternoon was a demonstration of the Babbage … Continue reading

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