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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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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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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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Eating in San Juan

I never end up drawing what I eat because I eat it too fast. Most of my sketches are after we order, while we wait for out food to arrive. Or, I wolf down my food and sneak in a … Continue reading

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Good South Indian Coffee. Zero atmosphere.

Saravana Bhavan. Sunnyvale.

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I know the summer is over…

… 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

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Gunther's, Willow Glen

Old-style diner in Willow Glen- or is it Campbell? Those tiffany-style lamps fit right in.

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Friday mornings at the Almaden Coffee Roasting Company

I love when there’s people at the next table having really intense conversations: I can stare at them forever and sketch them and they don’t seem to notice at all. As soon as school starts, the mommies arrive in droves … Continue reading

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A hot day in San Jose

Finally: a real summer day! it’s over a hundred degrees outside, and I could barely see this girl with the glare from the outside…

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Sue's Coffee Roasting, Gilroy

There’s always interesting conversation to be overheard at Sue’s Coffee Roasting. And they have a beautiful bean roaster, and a strange wooden sign that says ‘beach” when they’re nowhere near the ocean :) Another view, and different people:

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