Category Archives: people

A Forever Keepsake

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Everyday Summer Sketches

Everyday sketches from the summer. Boba Tea is a family favorite. I think I discovered a new one I like: Panda Boba, milk tea with a mix of black and white boba. Are you more likely to tip if Yoda … Continue reading

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My Everyday Sketchbook

My sketchbook records many small moments. Some sketches are better than others, but I’m always glad to have a memory recorded and thoughts jotted down in my everyday journal. Here is the big red Yesco Signs truck at the Stephen’s … Continue reading

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Quick Capture Video

I made this little video for those that have signed up for my Travel Sketching workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico, so I thought I’d share it here. 5 minutes is all it takes to capture a scene full of color and … Continue reading

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On keeping it non-precious. And drawing people.

People are my go-to subject for quick little sketches. They’re the little thread of continuity that keeps my sketching and observation practice going in the leanest of times. And like all observational drawing, each sketch done makes it easier to see, simplify and capture from life the next time I draw. Continue reading

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More sketching near home

We’ve had so much rain in Northern California this winter and spring (and it’s still raining, which is so unusual for us) that it is super-green everywhere, and the lakes and waterfalls are pretty spectacular. This waterfall was at the … Continue reading

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Close to home

Drawing close to home, and everyday practices. Do you have go-to subjects and locations? Is your sketching practice built around a schedule or does it fit into bits of your day, as mine does? I’d love to know. Continue reading

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