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On Fridays, the sketching group I’m a part of, heads off into various and sundry locations around Santa Cruz. Yesterday, the chosen spot was Gateway Plaza. Everyone spread out to different spots. Some chose the river walkway. Others went into Petsmart. I had my eye on World Market. After checking with the manager (who was […]

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Just yesterday I joined up again with the sketching group in town for their weekly sketch-up.  One of the things I’m realizing about this commitment is that you discover all sorts of new places about town.  Or, if you knew it was there, you see it with new eyes of observation.  Yesterday it was at […]

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I have a new privilege of meeting regularly with a group of other watercolor artists to challenge and learn together.  Because almost every watercolorist in the world always desires to “loosen up”  I presented the challenge of taking a photograph and then using it, rather than copying it to create their own new piece.  It […]

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We were at San Francisco Airport this past weekend and one of the exhibits had this quote by Freidrich Schiller posted.  Schiller (1759-1805) was a German playwright, philosopher and poet (to name just a few)- and new to me.  I loved how he caught a little of the sentiment of why I love text so much. […]

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This is my last entry from the Pageant of the Masters.  I wanted to copy just a little of this famous painting because it was the signature piece for the pageant – on the programs, etc.  At one point in the program they told the whole story of bringing this painting to life.  First, with […]

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