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Sketching as a Question: Connecting the dots

Sketching as a Question: Connecting the dots #usktalks #urbansketching #usk Continue reading

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My Everyday Sketchbook

My sketchbook records many small moments. Some sketches are better than others, but I’m always glad to have a memory recorded and thoughts jotted down in my everyday journal. Here is the big red Yesco Signs truck at the Stephen’s … Continue reading

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More sketching near home

We’ve had so much rain in Northern California this winter and spring (and it’s still raining, which is so unusual for us) that it is super-green everywhere, and the lakes and waterfalls are pretty spectacular. This waterfall was at the … Continue reading

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Sign Painter, yup that’s me

Just a quick post linking to this piece that KQED’s ARTS section did on my sign-sketching obsession. Here is the video. And a link to a longer piece on their website. A big thank you to Creo Noveno for shooting … Continue reading

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A big week of sketching at ‘home’

Sketching near home is always a challenge for me. It’s harder to see the world through fresh eyes when you are in your everyday surroundings. And that’s when it’s lovely to have an urban sketcher from out of town visit … Continue reading

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Monday’s Mixed Bag

Last week was thin on sketches: when the temperature hits 110+, (a record for the city) you stay home and do pretty much nothing. Still, here’s a few things, mostly from before the heatwave. Some days are better than others. … Continue reading

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Learning from photographs

Taking photographs to learn from my mistakes Continue reading

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End of the Year stuff

Bits and pieces as we head towards the end of the year. Continue reading

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On The Alameda

Vintage Alameda Street. San Jose, California. Continue reading

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Catch ’em before they’re gone

Drawing old signs in Silicon Valley always feels like a race against time… Continue reading

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