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Tinted paper, Accordion Folds

I bought a large roll of tinted paper for my weekly figure study session, and I folded some of it into little accordion-folded sheets to carry around in my sketchbook. This was the first one I used last week. Today, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Figure Drawing

I don’t post a lot of my life drawings from a weekly figure drawing session.  But today I thought I’d post a few and try to explain why life drawing is so important to me. 10 minutes. Charcoal and watercolor on … Continue reading

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Impressions, Lake Tahoe

My friend Katy put it well: If I was looking for a ‘first impressions’ trip to Lake Tahoe, this was NOT the weekend to pick. Tahoe’s winter economy is powered by snow and snow sports. But right now, it’s really hard to … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Information

I’ve often wondered what this beautiful fruit was. It grows on trees in my neighborhood park. Recently a friend mentioned ( where else, on facebook) that he harvests and eats it. It is the fruit of a Strawberry Tree, a Mediterranean shrub not … Continue reading

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Small Sketches.

Some weeks, all I end up is a few small sketches. A quiet Sunday morning. The kids making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. And two mutts. Gunther and Charles. I love mutts. I also love my new Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, can you … Continue reading

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Now that things are on the mend…

Last week was a tough week. My husband had an emergency procedure on one of his eyes, and just the words ‘surgery’ and ‘eyes’ in the same sentence are scary. Luckily things are on the mend. While he sat through … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Part 2

Next up on our Costa Rican adventure was a stay at the town of La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano National Park. Arenal Volcano is a perfectly shaped cinder cone, but you have to be lucky to see it. Of the 4 days we … Continue reading

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