Author Archives: Ruth Korch

I thought we were meeting at Peet’s at 9:30, but actually the time agreed upon had been 10am.  It’s common – the time thing getting mixed up in my head.  However, because I was ahead of the game a bit, I was rewarded with some quiet time in the warm sunshine to sip my dirty […]

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“Artist Unknown.”  That phrase always leaves a rather poignant feeling in my heart whenever I’m in a museum and see those words on the title cards.  We were up at the Cantor Center for the Arts on Stanford Campus last week and enjoyed some of the historical exhibits as well as contemporary.  I loved this […]

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Yesterday morning I was meeting a friend for coffee downtown and had a few extra minutes. Fortunately I had my journal and supplies with me in my purse  so when I passed this gentleman on the sidewalk playing his saw, I realized I had some interesting subject matter if I worked quickly. He was very […]

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What better way to start the new year, than with a brand new journal, right??  I won’t go the other direction and bemoan the loss of my last journal (weep, weep).  Rather, I’m loving the opportunity to start again, and with the best subject of all – a brand new little person.  Better yet, it’s […]

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Yesterday we visited the Degas/Paris Millinery exhibit up at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.  It was the last day and I’m so very grateful that my friend Lynne just happened to mention it to me.  What a great show!  I would have hated to miss it.  I loved that it not only had […]

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We take our dog Cooper for a walk almost every day along Westcliff Drive, a beautiful trail that winds along the cliffs of west Santa Cruz and looks down on the ocean, the surfers and all kinds of sea life.  It’s always different because of the sea and we usually walk through about three different […]

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I got so excited about completing the 31 days of watercolor in July, that I decided to give myself a new challenge for this month of August:  A month of watercolor faces/one every day.  I’ve been posting them on instagram, so if you’re interested you can check them out there under ruthkorch.  To be real […]

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Whew – Did it!!  Thirty-One days of a watercolor a day!  I finished this last night and just now am posting – in case you’re splitting hairs.  ha ha  And even though they didn’t all get posted to my blog here, I think I got them all on my instagram account (Ruthkorch).   I really […]

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There is only one more day to go in the World Watercolor Month painting a day challenge.  It was a gorgeous day here in Santa Cruz, California, but the prompt was “Stormy Skies.”  So, it was a fun challenge to get into the mood of a stormy day.  I chose a scene with a sky […]

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Well we’re getting right down to it – the end of World Watercolor Month and I’m still hanging in there.  I haven’t posted all my paintings here on this blog, but I do have 28 paintings to my credit so far (I’ve posted on Instagram).  Today’s prompt was “Rainbows”, and as beautiful as they are, […]

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