Category Archives: people

Pinewood Derby Day

My son is a Tiger Scout this year, so we built our very first Pinewood Derby car and took it to the races today. It was a really fun, high energy event, which made it perfect for sketching. There’s so … Continue reading

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People

Sometimes I sketch a street, a building, something from the urban landscape around me. And it just doesn’t look right. Usually what I missing is the people. People passing by, crowds, the lone person making their way down an alley- … Continue reading

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More kid sketches.

There’s no better place to sketch kids than the Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose. My favorite exhibits are the simple ones: the floating ball machine that fascinates little kids and the pinscreen full of soft-edged pins you can make handprints … Continue reading

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Kids

A little late, but here is the 2013 edition of sketches from my kids’ school halloween parade. I do these every year, as I stand on the sidelines, watching the kids parade by. And a couple of sketches of my … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 4: Tirunelveli

Deep in southern Tamil Nadu is Tirunelveli, where I visit on every trip to India. It is where my husband Hari grew up and where his parents and grandparents still live. To me, there are two Tirunelvelis. One that exists … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 2: Mysore

My kids and I took off from Bangalore for a 3-day trip to Mysore. Mention Mysore and you either hear about Mysore Palace or Mysore Bondas. I sketched both. Mysore Palace is a mad hodgepodge of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and … Continue reading

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Everyday sketches, January 2012

The trouble with coming back from an exciting trip is getting back to sketching the everyday. And to make it harder, everything literally pales in comparison to the madness and color of Mexico City. I feel like the color has gone … Continue reading

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The Piano Lesson

This is my daughter Kavya at her piano lesson with her infinitely patient teacher, Ms. Rosa. There is something really cute about little feet that dangle high above the pedals. It will be many more years before Kavya’s feet get … Continue reading

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Portrait of the Artist: Jun Pei Cui

Every weekend, Jun Pei Cui sets up a little table with a very powerful table lamp outside the Museum Store at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Jun Pei Cui is a Master Seal Maker, and author of the … Continue reading

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Food Trucks

We meant to just stop at the Moveable Feast ( http://mvblfeast.com/ ) Food Trucks on the way to the museum this morning, but it turned into a whole morning :) … we never did make it to the museum. Moveable Fast … Continue reading

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