Tag Archives: suburbia

Summertime is… Farmers’ Markets

Here in San Jose, we’re lucky to have Farmers’ MarketsĀ all year round, but they’re extra-special in the summer. The fruit stands are a riot of color: peaches, plums, nectarines, little green sour plums. But you have to get there early … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, Silicon Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Zoo meets Library

We love the library. And we love the zoo. So it’s a VERY exciting day when Happy Hollow Park and Zoo brings their wild animals to the the Almaden Library for a show! Lori and Denise from Happy Hollow brought … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, california, Close to home, Silicon Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

These strange, strange places called Malls

The American Mall is one of the most bizarre man-made environments there is. It is also testimony to the fact that humans can get used to anything. Where else do you walk past headless, limbless casts of human bodies without … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Everyday sketches, January 2012

The trouble with coming back from an exciting tripĀ is getting back to sketching the everyday. And to make it harder, everything literally pales in comparison to the madness and color of Mexico City. I feel like the color has gone … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, people, Portrait | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Piano Lesson

This is my daughter Kavya at her piano lesson with her infinitely patient teacher, Ms. Rosa. There is something really cute about little feet that dangle high above the pedals. It will be many more years before Kavya’s feet get … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, people, Portrait | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

When the wind whips your pages around

When the wind whips your pages around, you’re forced to keep it loose! Sketched at Capitola Beach, CA. It seems insane to go to the beach when it is cold, grey and rainy, but the kids love it. This is … Continue reading

Posted in california, Close to home, people | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Things on wheels: Finding little bits of time to draw stuff around me

A couple of years ago, I’d have grumbled about not finding time (or stuff) to sketch when I got really busy at work. But since I joined the group Urban Sketchers, I’ve realized everything around me is sketchable- and 10 … Continue reading

Posted in california | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments