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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’ MarketsĀ 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 tripĀ 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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Things on wheels: Finding little bits of time to draw stuff around me

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

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The end of the rain?

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.  

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Blogging- and sketching- again

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

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