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Vintage Signage and the Mercury News.

Yes, more vintage signs from around San Jose. The Flamingo Motel. The Alameda, San Jose. And this Orchard Supply sign , probably from the 1950s. In the background a del Monte water tower that I want to draw someday soon. The … Continue reading

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Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply

Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply: Just the name takes you back to another era. And my sketches barely scratch the surface of this magical place. (I am going to have to go back and sketch the interior of this store soon.) … Continue reading

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Albany and Berkeley

Albany Bowl in Berkeley. Such a bright blue, it made the sky pale in comparison. And the Art Deco Cerrito Theater, also in Albany. A quick sketch of a couple of cops, on a burrito break.  And a change of … Continue reading

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Watertowers and Continental Cuisine

This is the Mariani Fruit Packing Company Water Tower in San Jose.  The Fruit Packing Plant has long since been torn down, and in its place is a huge housing complex called, what else, Mariana Square Townhomes. I hit a double … Continue reading

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Miller Red Barn

I saw an intriguing sign in Gilroy the other day. It said “Save Miller Red Barn” and listed this facebook page. Coincidentally, I’ve been working on a design project on the history of the City of Gilroy, so I know quite a … Continue reading

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Documenting the process

I’ve been trying to take photographs of a piece as I work on it. Trouble is, I work very quickly and wet-in-wet, usually without a pause. So it’s easy to forget to stop and take a photograph. Still, I managed to get … Continue reading

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