Category Archives: Silicon Valley

Sketching with the Cambrian Symphony

On Saturday I sketched live at the Cambrian Symphony‘s Frontiers Concert. I guess sketching live is what I always do. But on Saturday I got to do it with a video camera projecting the work as I sketched at the concert … Continue reading

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The week I didn’t sketch

It’s Friday evening and I feel like I haven’t really sketched all week, so I go look at my Instagram stream where I post stuff as I make it and it looks like I have sketched, it’s just that it’s … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives, San Jose

Today San Jose joined the nationwide movement March for Our Lives calling for sensible gun legislation. The pouring rain did nothing to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. It was inspiring to see young people turn up in large numbers and lead the march. … Continue reading

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Many thanks!

To everyone who came to the show on Sunday, or sent their wishes, thank you! It was lovely to see so many people turn up, share memories of the signs I’ve come to know through sketching them, buy books, and … Continue reading

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A book, a show, and a sketchcrawl

My vintage signs book is finally here (and yes, it’s for sale!) Continue reading

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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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