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We love the library. And we love the zoo. So it’s a VERY exciting day when Happy Hollow Park and Zoo brings their wild animals to the the Almaden Library for a show! Lori and Denise from Happy Hollow brought … Continue reading
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
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
Sketching at Farmers Markets always poses a dilemma: should I just capture the stalls full of fresh fruits and veges? Or try and build in the sea of humanity that walks through too quickly? If I build in the people, … Continue reading
A couple of years ago, I’d have grumbled about not finding time (or stuff) to sketch when I got really busy at work. But since I joined the group Urban Sketchers, I’ve realized everything around me is sketchable- and 10 … Continue reading
When it’s 85 degrees, sunny and cloudless, anything seems possible, but this is April, so you never know when the rain will be back. But it’s fun to capture drippy skies with watercolor.
So the big trip to India is over, and I’m back in California. It’s always easy for me to sketch a lot when I travel: new place, new things to see, no day-job to go to…and it’s always hard to … Continue reading
… When I start sketching indoors more and more- it’s always a challenge, finding new places I can sketch at while staying out of the cold. The “Hungry Hound” is a little joint in Los Gatos. I liked how the … Continue reading
Sunset form my bedroom window.The trouble with sketching at sunset is that you’re looking directly into the glare, AND the color disappears from the scene really quickly as the sun goes down. It’s hard enough to draw staring right into … Continue reading
I lived b this gas station forever, and think of it as an eyesore, but it’s really quite graphic, -all red, black white and blue-and plastered with flyers and signs. I have to do more sketches of it.