Category Archives: Silicon Valley

Digger

A walk around a digger, captured in a sketch. Continue reading

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Stepping out in Spring

Are you, like me, starting to draw outside more than you did in the last year? Any challenges that come up from a practice that may have been dormant for a while? Continue reading

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Little Signposts of Urban Life

Beautiful stuff is everywhere around you if you look beyond accepted standards. The things that catch my eye, I stop and sketch. And just the act of connection and observation for that period of time means I see a beauty in them that I would never see without the pause. Continue reading

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Spring in California

Painting Mustard Fields Continue reading

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More Flowers by Jessie

Drawing Jessie Chapman’s wonderful flower arrangements. Continue reading

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The New Normal

Working behind plexiglass screens at the reception desk. A spare desk with a jar of clean pens and a tray for dirty ones. A giant bottle of hand sanitizer and a box of tissues prominently displayed. Big yellow stickers explain, politely, the new rules of engagement. Continue reading

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People on the Streets

On wearing (and sketching) masks Continue reading

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Accordion Fold Books

A walk and aa accordion-fold book Continue reading

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Drawing the kids again

As this country seems to go completely crazy (and I’m not just talking Covid here) , I turn to home and to the kids in my sketches to find some sense of sanity. The everyday feels sane, and the kids losing themselves in their books, games and music is what I sketch. Continue reading

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Where are the people?

I’m in search of people to draw. In the pre-Christmas rush, I found them in them (and me) in line at the post office, dropping off last minute parcels. Even a quick sketch while standing in a 6 feet apart … Continue reading

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