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Fun with Topiary

I’ve been away from the blogging (and drawing) for too long. Working on cleaning up my studio for Silicon Valley Open Studios last week (more on that later) and finishing some commissioned pieces. And it just felt right to get back to … Continue reading

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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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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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Cars

For someone who can’t tell one make of car from another, it’s surprising how many cars I draw. When I drive a car, it’s something that takes me from point A to point B. Hopefully it has low gas mileage, and … Continue reading

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Pinewood Derby Day

My son is a Tiger Scout this year, so we built our very first Pinewood Derby car and took it to the races today. It was a really fun, high energy event, which made it perfect for sketching. There’s so … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

Victorian Era costumes are so much fun to draw. Couple that with theater, and what’s to not like? So when my local Whole Foods store announced that  San Jose Youth Shakespeare was performing ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the store this weekend, … Continue reading

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More from the Farmers’ Market

I sketch the Farmers’ Market a LOT. because I’m there every Sunday. Because it’s close to home. But most of all because I just love the riot of colors and shapes of fruit and vegetables and throngs of people all … Continue reading

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