Tag Archives: san jose

Odds and Ends and the Winchester Mystery House

A strange house, gouache persimmons, bubble tea and cats on a couch. All in one post. Continue reading

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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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Beauty- Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

This show at the San Jose Museum of Art deserves a lot more than the hour and half I was there, so I’ll be back for more, But meanwhile, here’s a little peek at some the the Beauties in the show. … Continue reading

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Everyday sketches

More little everyday sketches and tips you shared. Continue reading

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(More) People First

Why I draw the people in my sketch first. Continue reading

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Plain white water tower

This plain white water tower  and smokestack on 5th street in San Jose once belonged to the American Can Company and stand as a quiet reminders of the agricultural past of Silicon Valley. Now this little forgotten pocket of San Jose is where … Continue reading

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Floatsam and Jetsam

Bits and pieces from my sketchbook. Continue reading

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