Category Archives: people

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is beautiful, just like every tourist guidebook will tell you. It has the finest, whitest sand I’ve every seen and the ocean is a beautiful gorgeous color. It’s just that I don’t really enjoy beaches like Playa Norte, … Continue reading

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Akumal Bay

Here’s what Trip Advisor said about Akumal Bay: If you are in Playa Del Carmen or Tulum a terrific day trip is the beach at Akumal Bay.  The beach has super white sand and the water is clear, with no waves … Continue reading

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Mixing it up

I’ve been playing with mixing up my line, and working with multiple mark-making tools to create contrast. It’s fun to decide what to go with: Drawing moving people? Let’s go with the brush pen, it allows for loose, gestural line. … Continue reading

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Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines…

Ever happen to you? The day you have a bunch of deadlines looming is exactly the day you most want (need?) to sketch. That was today. My solution?: I worked at a corner table at my local Starbucks, and for every couple of hours of work, I took … Continue reading

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Sketching with friends

I usually sketch alone. But last week I had two short little sketch sessions with friends and I’m wondering why we don’t do this more often. There’s something wonderful in being able to chat about just sketching and supplies, sketchbooks and setup, … Continue reading

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Lego Robotics Competition

I was at my first ever Lego Robotics competition a couple of weeks ago. If you’ve never been before and don’t understand much about how the competition is structured, then it’s very hard to figure out what’s going on.  Two things … Continue reading

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Finger-painting at a wedding

I was at the sweetest, happiest wedding reception this weekend. And of course, I took along my sketchbook and watercolors. Trouble is, I forgot to pack a paintbrush. So I finger-painted. Not very elegant, but very good fun. I usually draw pretty fast, … Continue reading

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