Lately, I’ve been doing more of these sketches where the picture and words come together to tell the whole story. I used to do more of it and then somewhere along the way the words dropped off. But working with Laurie Wigham on Sketching Climate Stories brought back to me the power of these word-and-image pieces as stand-alone reportage.
Throw in some food with words and pictures and it’s perfect. Also, if you have never had mangonada, Yelp it today and go have some.
This confusing little piece is me randomly sketching bits and pieces of my view out of the window at Heartbeat Cafe in Cambrian Park Plaza. The samovars were in the window, the rest of what you see is outside. Also, the crepes at Heartbeat Cafe are delicious.
San Jose Flea Market is a pretty crazy place, full of eclectic wares. And food.
You can see that the mangonada obsession continues.The agua fresca is good too.
From another day, but in the same there, this is Boudin’s Bakery in San Francisco. Tourists stream by and bakers work behind this glass window. You can watch them make their famous sourdough breads in fanciful animal shapes.