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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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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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