Category Archives: Silicon Valley

Sketching at Home

Sketching around home Continue reading

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Nola’s Iris Garden

At Nola’s Iris Garden, surrounded by over 2500 varieties of iris. Continue reading

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Coffee Shops and Farmers Markets (Part 2 of 2)

Drawing People on location again, and listening in to and drawing their stories… Continue reading

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Coffee Shops and Farmers Markets (Part 1 of 2)

I’m outside drawing people more, feeling their stories, chatting with them across larger distances and holding my sketchbook up for them to see from further away when they’re curious about what I do. It’s different, but I’m thankful for it. Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Season

Farmer’s Market season is here (and People-sketching on location is back!) Continue reading

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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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