Category Archives: Silicon Valley

San Jose Women’s March 2018

Marking a year since the first Women’s March: The Women’s March Worldwide, 2018. And again, San Jose marched. Here it is, in sketches. Final turnout numbers aren’t in yet. But one thing’s for sure. The sentiments of last year are … Continue reading

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Persimmon

Every year I’m excited about a fruit I never eat. It’s persimmon. I just love drawing and painting it, and when it’s persimmon season, it’s time for Nina Khashchina and me to visit Gay Kraeger. If you’ve been journalling or … Continue reading

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El Mac in San Jose

San Jose has a new mural by the artist El Mac. You might know him by his large scale work in Montreal, in Vietnam, and many, many other places in the world… It was pretty special to hear him talk … Continue reading

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Small Sketches from an eventful week

Bits and pieces from last week. My very last school Halloween Parade (next year I have two middle schoolers, no more school parades…) The usual share of Pikachus, pandas, dinosaurs, unicorns. The bawling baby (in a pull up) took the … Continue reading

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More sketching in the South Bay

Another great thing about having visiting sketchers? You end up meeting all your local sketching friends that you really should meet more often. Day 2 of sketching with Liz Steel , was an opportunity to meet up with Nina Khashchina and Gay … Continue reading

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On assignment @ Hoot & Howl

You know you have a dream gig when it’s so much fun you think “I get paid to do this?“. That was my Saturday evening: reportage sketching at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo‘s Hoot & Howl fundraiser. Hoot & Howl  is … Continue reading

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A colorful week

Some colored, some charcoal, some watercolor … lots of (local) color… Continue reading

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