Category Archives: Silicon Valley

Would you walk into this store?

Look at this really welcoming, friendly guy, wouldn’t you walk into a store if he towered above it? I guess ‘welcoming’ isn’t the point of the green gorilla. He certainly did make for an eye-catching ‘STORE CLOSING’ sign. I stopped and sketched … Continue reading

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The morning the tree trimmers came

The tree trimmers arrived at 8am. They turned off the electricity and cut down a couple of large branches from the tree outside my home. That big white vehicle is a branch-muncher, it can grind up huge tree limbs in seconds.The blue … Continue reading

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Documenting the process

I’ve been trying to take photographs of a piece as I work on it. Trouble is, I work very quickly and wet-in-wet, usually without a pause. So it’s easy to forget to stop and take a photograph. Still, I managed to get … Continue reading

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A short visit to the San Jose Museum of Art

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at my favorite local museum, the San Jose Museum of Art. Here are my some bits and pieces from my visit. My favorite piece from the show “POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India” was a piece by … Continue reading

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Super Quick sketches

It’s been a week of super quick captures, most under 10 minutes. When they’re this quick, it’s very hit-or-miss: a well-captured single line gesture makes a sketch work, and one that goes awry… you get how that goes. Still, the quick … Continue reading

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When the first one doesn’t work…

There’s this fabulous looking sign that just reads ‘Time’ over a clock located above a shopfront on the corner of Bascom and San Carlos in San Jose. Turns out it’s the Time Deli which has been around since 1950. I had … Continue reading

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Scott Weaver and his amazing toothpick sculpture

When I think of Rolling Through the Bay by Scott Weaver , I think of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. Rolling Through the Bay has been 40 years in the making. And it just keeps growing and growing and growing. Ask Scott when it;s … Continue reading

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