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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

my book has launched !

my new book France: Inspiration du Jour” (chronicle books) was released today ! the book is a peak inside my actual sketchbooks during sojourns in france: a compilation of sketches, photos, and musings. you will learn what inspires and amuses me. i never intended for anyone to ever look through my sketchbooks (let alone publish them) so it’s kind of a funny feeling . . . but a good exercise and lesson in overcoming my shyness.

you are invited to my studio for the launch party and book signing event. there will be plenty of macarons, rosé, and lots of goodies for mama’s day ! . . .

and you will get a free french rock with each book purchase (while supply lasts).

i hope you come by to say bonjour !

may 13th
2:00-5:00
927 parker street (@ 8th) 
berkeley, ca 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

emeryville, california
24 march 2017 

Friday, March 17, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

emeryville, california
17 march 2017 

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

sketch with me . . .

here is a peek inside some of my travel sketchbooks. i am so excited to be teaching a workshop in SICILY this june.  i will be sharing my approach to sketching and watercolor painting and i KNOW i can make a sketcher out of you ! diva and i are planning a very magical slow art retreat and there are just a few more early bird special prices available. for more info, go HERE.

Friday, February 10, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

mount holly, vermont
august 2016 

Friday, January 27, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

berkeley, california
26 january 2017

from my sketch du jour series. 

Friday, January 06, 2017

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

berkeley, california
06 january 2017 

i’ve started a new sketching project for 2017: sketch du jour (a sketch a day . . . yes, EVERY day !). i will be documenting these sketches on my instagram page, mostly so that i will be accountable.  they are just quick sketches but still, wish me luck !

you can keep up with them here.

Monday, December 19, 2016

à la française.

i’m pleased to reveal the cover of my upcoming book, “France: Inspiration du Jour” (chronicle books). this is my next book which is a compilation of sketches and photos that i have taken during my sojourns in france. this book is very close to my heart and feels incredibly revealing, as i had never intended for anyone to see my personal sketchbook (let alone to actually have it published !?) . . .  but i’m very much into stepping out of my comfort zone. this book will be out on may 2nd, but you can pre-order it NOW here. and you can also get a sneak peek of the inside HERE.

Friday, September 02, 2016

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

emeryville, california
september 2016

little golf pencils will always remind me of my dad. he played golf six days a week for as long as i knew him (on the seventh day, he fished). i remember him leaving trails of these little pencil nubs all around the house. such a fond memory.

Friday, August 05, 2016

the book of wilma.

one of the FIVE sketchbook i started here in vermont.

i never thought i could draw “people” very well, so i decided to just dive in and devote an entire sketchbook to drawing wilma. i know there is some controversy over the 10,000 hours rule, but i believe in it. and for me, it works . . . and isn’t that what matters ?

wilma doing what she does best.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

sketchy.

i started five different sketchbooks here in vermont.

1. the book of wilma.
2. sketching/writing with my left hand.
3. an everything sketchbook.
4. writing with something i found in nature.
5. flowers + plant life. 

i’m going to be one busy girl.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

tokyo, japan
february 2016

japanese boro textiles . . . so beautiful.