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Little Sketches

It’s been a week of little sketches for me: teacups and biscuits, and the first harvest from my backyard garden: 2 miniscule radishes. Orange Cinnamon Spice Tea, all the way from Seattle. In a Georges Briard Peony teacup. My friend Gail brought me … 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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The end of soccer season, the start of barbecue season

The kids aren’t out of school yet, but it feels like summer already. Soccer season is over, and barbecue season is here. My son’s team was the Bombers. And what a fun bunch of kids and parents they are. Too … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 1: Getting there, Bangalore

Getting from San Jose, California to Bangalore, India is a 30+ hour trip in itself. Lots of time for sketching. But I mostly slept and watched the odd movie. Just had to throw in a sketch I always make: my … Continue reading

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Milk Pail Market, Mountain View

I love this little market in Mountain View. It’s narrow aisles, it’s collection of fantastic cheeses (and generous samplers), the tables and boxes all overflowing with produce, the handlettered cardboard signs, and the people who come here and carefully select … 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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More Moveable Feast!

If you follow this blog, you know I LOVE the food trucks at Moveable Feast. So when they added 2 new locations, both within 10 minutes of home, I was thrilled. I’m going to have to visit regularly, not just … Continue reading

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Moveable Feast!

I suspect I am going to be at Moveable Feast a LOT on Fridays, now that they’re in Willow Glen on Friday evenings! What a lineup of foods from all over the world it was. And how lovely to see … Continue reading

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People on the streets, Mexico City

Harmonipan Players in freshly pressed khakhi uniforms stand at street corners and crank the handle on the harmonipan all day long. It must be even harder to listen to the same 20 second tune, over and over. I have to … Continue reading

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