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Art Vista 2013: Los Alamitos Elementary School

Every year, my kids school, Los Alamitos Elementary School, has an annual show of the art the kids create all year round. I get to be ‘visiting artist’ and set up a little table with my sketches and sketchbooks. My … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

Victorian Era costumes are so much fun to draw. Couple that with theater, and what’s to not like? So when my local Whole Foods store announced that  San Jose Youth Shakespeare was performing ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the store this weekend, … Continue reading

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Soccer Season

When you have 2 kids that play soccer, you end up with a LOT of soccer sketches: 2 practice sessions a week, 2 games a weekend, and after you’ve rushed like crazy and made it there just in time, there’s … Continue reading

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More from the Farmers’ Market

I sketch the Farmers’ Market a LOT. because I’m there every Sunday. Because it’s close to home. But most of all because I just love the riot of colors and shapes of fruit and vegetables and throngs of people all … Continue reading

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Finger-painting, Ed Emberley-style

Don’t know how it happened, but last week I found myself without a paintbrush in my bag. Paints, pens, water, sketchbook: yes. paintbrush: No. Oops. I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to sketch, so fingerpainting it was. Here are … Continue reading

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Summertime is… Farmers’ Markets

Here in San Jose, we’re lucky to have Farmers’ Markets all year round, but they’re extra-special in the summer. The fruit stands are a riot of color: peaches, plums, nectarines, little green sour plums. But you have to get there early … Continue reading

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Zoo meets Library

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

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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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Farmer’s Markets

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

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