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Beach Day

At Capitola beach on what turned out to be a super hot Saturday. Perfect people sketching weather with lots of sunbathers. Little people studies are my warm-up. It’s amazing how many of these sunbathers were on their phones. Its not always … Continue reading

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Winter Beach Weekend

A winter weekend at the beach. Pismo , California. There’s the food: People line up for the fish tacos and clam chowder at Splash Cafe. They’re worth the wait. My kids and I polished off a rack of ribs at … Continue reading

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Big Island, Hawaii, The classic Hawaiian side

This flower stall is at the Kona Farmers Market. I have never seen a flower stall so packed with gigantic blooms. The Lifeguard Hut at Kahalu’u Beach Park. How could I NOT draw something that is such a vivid shade of … Continue reading

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Big Island, Hawaii, The Jurassic Side.

Yes, Hawaii has great beaches (and I’ll come to those in my next post). But my favorite part is the tropical vegetation. The lush, neon green mosses and drippy ferns. Things that grow, rot and regrow all at the same … Continue reading

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My Many Indias. Part 6: Goa, Malvan Coast and goodbye India, I’ll be back!

Goa is where I “go back” to when I go to India. It is where my parents live. I know, lucky me! There’s the incredible surf and sand bit that everyone visits Goa for. But here’s some of the less … Continue reading

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Weekend at Capitola Beach

It was my daughter’s 7th birthday last week. I asked what she wanted, and she said she wanted to go to Africa. Since that wasn’t possible on short notice, we spent the weekend at Capitola Beach, an hour south of … Continue reading

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Warm winter days

It’s been an unusually warm winter, and we just had a couple of super-warm days, so I had no excuse to NOT sketch. Day 1: Stanford Campus. Hoover Tower and Stanford Memorial Church. Everyone looks so intent and sincere as … Continue reading

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Last summer weekend

A quick weekend getaway before it’s back-to-school on Monday. A road trip to Pismo Beach, Cambria and San Luis Obispo. Some grey skies. Some sun. And a few quick sketches. Pismo Cliffs. The beach disappears at high tide.  This is as … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

A day of sketching in Santa Cruz, California. Sketching the boats from the moving dock was a strange experience: the boats rock, the moving dock I was sitting on rocked, and then there were the waves…. Together it all made … Continue reading

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When the wind whips your pages around

When the wind whips your pages around, you’re forced to keep it loose! Sketched at Capitola Beach, CA. It seems insane to go to the beach when it is cold, grey and rainy, but the kids love it. This is … Continue reading

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