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Friday, February 10, 2017

sketch with me in SICILY !

i am VERY EXCITED to announce a workshop that i will be giving in SICILY ! my good friend diva is putting together a slow art retreat on a beautiful island in sicily. i will give a workshop on my approach to sketching and watercolor painting and we will each fill up our own travel sketchbook. NO drawing experience needed. i will prove to you that ANYONE can draw . . . even YOU ! it’s going to be an inspiring week of fun and magic. (you can follow my quick daily sketch practice here).

see the details HERE.
(space is limited) 

Friday, October 23, 2015

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

november 2000
anderson valley, california 

Friday, October 26, 2012

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

march 24, 2012
emeryville, california

this is an excerpt from the key project.

Friday, September 21, 2012

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

14 september 2012
sausalito, california

i LOVE old suitcases and totes. i have a huge collection of them that i have picked up at flea markets + antique stores around the world. this one was the perfect size and shape to contain my many tubes of acrylic paints and brushes. i believe it was an old musical instrument case . . . perhaps a clarinet ?

Friday, October 14, 2011

friday field trip (from the sketch book).

september 2007

athens, greece

there were amazing pots at the acropolis museum.
Friday, January 21, 2011

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

(click on image for a closer peek)
2010

emeryville, ca

i love spoons. i have a large collection of sorted spoons, varying in shape, size and material. the form and function of a spoon is so comforting to me. you can see more of my spoons here, here, and here.
Friday, May 21, 2010

friday field trip (from the sketch book).

new york, new york

august 2009

i had the most amazing cocktails in the east village, at a bar called death & company. sort of a morbid name, yes . . . the drinks have a creative twist on pre-prohibition cocktails. this bar is dark and moody and stocked with an array of rare, aged, brown liquors (my favorite liquor color). the talented mixologists concoct the most incredible drinks i have ever sipped, layered with flavors that dance in your mouth. and the drinks come with ONE gigantic ice cube. classy.
Friday, April 30, 2010

friday field trip (from the sketch book).

san francisco, ca

2005

my great love for the slipper.
Friday, March 05, 2010

friday field trip (from the sketch book).

pacific palisades, california

february 2010

here is another chair chez pez. this house has an abundance of chairs, which are my favorite things to sketch. and each chair was more charming than the next. i was in chair heaven. this one was tres elegant.
Friday, January 22, 2010

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

frankfurt, germany

2005

i love the way land looks from way up in the sky. landscapes become big seamless quilts, and all of the colors of the fabric seem to match perfectly. sometimes it’s a good idea to step back and see things in a different light and angle. you can really gain a new perspective. and things might even look a little bit better to you.
Friday, December 11, 2009

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

fresno, california
october 2009
i was born and raised in fresno and we still have the same house that we moved into when i was 6. i often take piles of clothes + shoes home that i don’t really want to “get rid” of, but don’t want in my closet here. also, when i go home for a visit, i don’t have to pack much. i found these shoes in my fresno closet that look much better on PAPER than they ever did ON !
Friday, November 06, 2009

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

pubol, spain
2005

i saw this dress in the gala dali castle, which was salvador dali’s last workshop and the mausoleum for his muse, gala. this is one of her dresses. i love the idea of wearing a uniform everyday and if i had to, i would make sure mine was something just like this.