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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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Dappled light, Summer days

You know it’s summer when your yellow, gold and green paints run out before your Payne’s grey ( goodbye winter and spring!) Summer is lots of outdoor sketching, hikes and art shows. Sometimes I paint in the warm sunlight. And … Continue reading

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A rare sight in Silicon Valley: Cornucopia Fruit Stand

If you visit Silicon Valley today, it’s hard to imagine, that not so long ago, this was fertile farmland where peaches, apricots, almonds and strawberries grew. Where schoolkids worked as pickers in orchards all summer long. In Los Gatos stands … 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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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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Papa Mummy

Mummy, “the vegetarian” waits for her burger. Downtown Los Gatos. And a quick sketch- and coffee- at SFO airport before Pa-Ma board their flight to India. It’s strange to walk into an international airport and then walk back out in … Continue reading

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California Summers

The Pier at Capitola beach. The kids loved walking on the pier, peering into fishermen’s buckets, watching boats bring their catch in. Music in the Park, Los Gatos, California.

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