Tag Archives: urban sketchers

Women’s March, San Jose

The official figures aren’t in yet, but we think that more than 40,000 people showed up at the Women’s March in San Jose today. And there were bigger marches all over the Bay Area, in many nearby towns: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San … Continue reading

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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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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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Selective Color

Two sketches of the same place. Continue reading

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Pages from last weekend

Remembering with a sketchbook. Continue reading

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