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More from the Farmers’ Market

This might just turn into a summer of sketching the Farmers’ Market every Sunday. Here are this week’s sketches. Usually I choose what to focus on: is it the produce that’s the focus of the sketch? Or is it the … Continue reading

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California Theater and the Green Cow, San Jose

The California Theater in downtown San Jose is one of those happy-endings stories: an ornate little building from the 1920s that was shuttered for years, and then renovated in the early 2ooos and is now the shared home of Opera … Continue reading

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More vintage signs in San Jose

To those of you that wrote in and told me about signs I must sketch in the South Bay, thank you! Here are a few recent sketches, most from your suggestions. Cambrian Park Plaza with it’s charming carousel. The Plaza … Continue reading

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A little bit of everything

Sometimes I look at what I’ve been sketching for a while, and there’s a thread that holds it together. This isn’t one of those times. So here’s a post of random sketches from the last couple of weeks. School is … Continue reading

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Of Dry Cleaners and Felafel Joints

When you sketch a place – a view, a street, a monument – you get to know it so well. The light, the textures, the colors, all the stuff you would miss if you weren’t looking so deeply. So it’s … Continue reading

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People

Sometimes I sketch a street, a building, something from the urban landscape around me. And it just doesn’t look right. Usually what I missing is the people. People passing by, crowds, the lone person making their way down an alley- … Continue reading

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More kid sketches.

There’s no better place to sketch kids than the Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose. My favorite exhibits are the simple ones: the floating ball machine that fascinates little kids and the pinscreen full of soft-edged pins you can make handprints … Continue reading

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