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These strange, strange places called Malls

The American Mall is one of the most bizarre man-made environments there is. It is also testimony to the fact that humans can get used to anything. Where else do you walk past headless, limbless casts of human bodies without … Continue reading

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Everyday sketches, January 2012

The trouble with coming back from an exciting tripĀ is getting back to sketching the everyday. And to make it harder, everything literally pales in comparison to the madness and color of Mexico City. I feel like the color has gone … Continue reading

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The Piano Lesson

This is my daughter Kavya at her piano lesson with her infinitely patient teacher, Ms. Rosa. There is something really cute about little feet that dangle high above the pedals. It will be many more years before Kavya’s feet get … Continue reading

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When the wind whips your pages around

When the wind whips your pages around, you’re forced to keep it loose! Sketched at Capitola Beach, CA. It seems insane to go to the beach when it is cold, grey and rainy, but the kids love it. This is … Continue reading

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Things on wheels: Finding little bits of time to draw stuff around me

A couple of years ago, I’d have grumbled about not finding time (or stuff) to sketch when I got really busy at work. But since I joined the group Urban Sketchers, I’ve realized everything around me is sketchable- and 10 … Continue reading

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The end of the rain?

When it’s 85 degrees, sunny and cloudless, anything seems possible, but this is April, so you never know when the rain will be back. But it’s fun to capture drippy skies with watercolor.  

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Girl Scout cookies

My daughter is a “Daisy” which means she is a Kindergartener who is a Girl Scout, so we had our first experience of standing outside grocery stores, selling Girl Scout cookies. It was, surprisingly, a much nicer experience than I … Continue reading

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