Tag Archives: location drawing

Sketching with (almost) nothing

I pulled out my kit at home to sketch when my friend and fellow sketcher Uma visited. And (I’m blaming it on the wine, see empty glass on left?) then I forgot to put it back in my bag. So … Continue reading

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Winter Concerts

End of year is also concert season for the kids. These first sketches are from a recital that my daughter’s violin teacher holds every holiday season. It was a small, intimate setting, so I didn’t pull out my watercolors. A pen, … Continue reading

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Nutcracker in the Dark

Sketching the Nutcracker. In the dark. Continue reading

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Plugging On

A recent post from John Muir Laws titled The Enemy of the Good: moving beyond perfectionism has been an open tab in my browser for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve re-read it a few times. It couldn’t be more well timed. It’s … Continue reading

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Messing with perspective

Some thoughts on perspective. And on teachers, teaching and learning. Continue reading

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SFMoMa and a night in the city

In San Francisco sunshine or rain
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Launching vintagesignsanjose.com (and asking for your help)

If you know a history buff, interested in the history of Santa Clara Valley. Or someone who lived in the area and might know more about these signs or have a story to share, could you point them to the site? Continue reading

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