Category Archives: people

Women’s March, San Jose

The official figures aren’t in yet, but we think that more than 40,000 people showed up at the Women’s March in San Jose today. And there were bigger marches all over the Bay Area, in many nearby towns: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San … Continue reading

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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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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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Reportage illustration with just 3 tools

Reportage illustration with one pen, one pencil and small journal. Continue reading

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Inktober 2016: Week 1

Happy Inktober! Here is my first week in #inktober sketches. These first few are done on the road, so they’re almost all with my Sailor Fude Pen. At my local Starbucks one morning.. Dip pen, Hero Ink, and lots of finger-smudging. Messy … Continue reading

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