Category Archives: california

Sketching with (almost) nothing

I pulled out my kit at home to sketch when my friend and fellow sketcher Uma visited. And (I’m blaming it on the wine, see empty glass on left?) then I forgot to put it back in my bag. So … Continue reading

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Winter Concerts

End of year is also concert season for the kids. These first sketches are from a recital that my daughter’s violin teacher holds every holiday season. It was a small, intimate setting, so I didn’t pull out my watercolors. A pen, … Continue reading

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End of the Year stuff

Bits and pieces as we head towards the end of the year. Continue reading

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Nutcracker in the Dark

Sketching the Nutcracker. In the dark. Continue reading

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Plugging On

A recent post from John Muir Laws titled The Enemy of the Good: moving beyond perfectionism has been an open tab in my browser for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve re-read it a few times. It couldn’t be more well timed. It’s … Continue reading

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SFMoMa and a night in the city

In San Francisco sunshine or rain
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Odds and Ends and the Winchester Mystery House

A strange house, gouache persimmons, bubble tea and cats on a couch. All in one post. Continue reading

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