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Drawing Busy Places: At the supermarket

I love sketching busy places. One place that’s guaranteed to have a crowd ( and good pastries) is the Whole Foods Market not far from home. Capturing crowds of people and color and texture is always exciting. I love the challenge of conveying … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Information

I’ve often wondered what this beautiful fruit was. It grows on trees in my neighborhood park. Recently a friend mentioned ( where else, on facebook) that he harvests and eats it. It is the fruit of a Strawberry Tree, a Mediterranean shrub not … Continue reading

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Fall Color Palette

You can tell it’s fall when the green disappears from my flickr stream. And, as it starts getting chilly outside, I start painting little still lifes on my kitchen counter.Because I hate the cold (yes, even what passes for ‘cold’ in California). Here … Continue reading

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Drawing Pears, Pondering People.

I’m usually out and about sketching at the busiest street corner I can find. So drawing little objects at home is a change of pace for me. The nice thing about drawing like this is that it forces me to slow … Continue reading

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Sketching Dinner

Something about the purple of an eggplant makes it so worth painting, even if that means dinner is late. These are the ingredients for on of my favorite recipes my mom makes. Chopped coriander leaves, along with the peanuts I’m pulverizing … Continue reading

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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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