Category Archives: Close to home

Urban Fall

In San Jose California, where I live, it’s always like this: warm, almost hot, at the start of November. And then just like that one day, the trees are gorgeous colors and the air is crisp. A couple of days … Continue reading

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Persimmon Season

Persimmon season begins whenever we first visit Gay and there’s persimmons on her trees. Here are Gay, Nina and me drawing the fruit on the tree. With the leaves still on the trees and as brightly colored as the fruit … Continue reading

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Art for a Cause: California Fires, Winter 2018

Art for a Cause: California Fires, Winter 2018. Donate to the California Wildfires and we’ll send you a piece of original art! Continue reading

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How to sketch in 5 minutes

Have I mentioned I love sketching people? People are walking, breathing, texting stories, and I love drawing them. The trouble is you never know when they will get up and go.  So this is how I work when I don’t … Continue reading

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Back at the San Jose Museum of Art

A visit to San Jose Museum of Art, and a new workshop in the making.#sjma #usk Continue reading

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State of the Journal

State of the Journal. #sketchjournal #journal #usk #urbansketch #historysanjose #coffee #messyjournal Continue reading

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Redwoods and Persimmon

Redwoods and Persimmon. A day with Gay, Nina and Liz. Continue reading

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