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 do that first post-trip post. So here goes: a mixed bag of sketches from the last few weeks:.. no real theme going here, but I guess you can see I’ll sketch anywhere!
Short winter days mean it’s already dusk when I’m driving home from work. I don’t like short days, but I do like how even mundane stuff like the brake lights of cars, street lights and traffic lights look beautiful in the evening light.
Coffeeshops again: my main sketching venue in the cold. I’m going to find more cafes to sketch at, I think I’ve covered all of Almaden and Los Gatos! I’ve said this before, but have you noticed how ALL coffee shops have atleast one burnt orange/red/ochre wall now? If you have recommendations, let me know!
At the church on Stanford Campus. If you’ve ever been here on a weekend, you’ve seen a wedding party being photographed on the lawns. I saw one too. They’re in the sketch. They looked totally ridiculous, prancing in unison across the lawns.
Went to see the “White Album Ensemble” http://www.whitealbumlive.com at Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz. It was fun to sit up in the first row and sketch. With my paints, wine and flourless chocolate cake. It was also amusing to be younger than almost all the crowd at the show. That doesn’t happen very often anymore…
Did you know all Cupertino’s fire engines are white? It just seems wrong, a white fire engine…
This last one is for Mohini and Mallika, my 15 year old nieces ( who blog their sketches here: http://sketchindia.wordpress.com/ ), and still love this candy store: Powells, in Los Gatos.