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Art Vista 2013: Los Alamitos Elementary School

Every year, my kids school, Los Alamitos Elementary School, has an annual show of the art the kids create all year round. I get to be ‘visiting artist’ and set up a little table with my sketches and sketchbooks. My … 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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My many Indias. One last Bombay post

On my last day in Bombay, I visited Khotachiwadi, an old neighborhood with Portuguese-style houses in a labyrinth of little lanes. When you are inside this little neighborhood, all the chaos and commotion of Bombay falls away. The lanes are … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 4: Tirunelveli

Deep in southern Tamil Nadu is Tirunelveli, where I visit on every trip to India. It is where my husband Hari grew up and where his parents and grandparents still live. To me, there are two Tirunelvelis. One that exists … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 3: Chennai

Sadly, we never stepped out of my sister-in-laws home during our 2 days in Chennai, because I ended up with 2 violently sick kids- they forgot what they were told and drank out of the tap in India and you … Continue reading

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My many Indias. Part 2: Mysore

My kids and I took off from Bangalore for a 3-day trip to Mysore. Mention Mysore and you either hear about Mysore Palace or Mysore Bondas. I sketched both. Mysore Palace is a mad hodgepodge of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and … 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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More from the Farmers’ Market

I sketch the Farmers’ Market a LOT. because I’m there every Sunday. Because it’s close to home. But most of all because I just love the riot of colors and shapes of fruit and vegetables and throngs of people all … Continue reading

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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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