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Most of my time around Bangalore is spent wit my nieces, hanging out at home,  and letting the kids run loose all over the apartment complex. The loved it! Such a change from being policed by a parent all the time. Sometimes I hung out with them while they played and sketched…

uick sketch of a grouping of palms. Apartment in the background.


Colorful stuff around the apartment. I didn’t draw int he walls, which are mango and lime green in color. Such a happy apartment!


Mochi (cobbler) at his shack on the sidewalk. Nice 3-finger stripey patterns on the inside of his shack. That was fun to paint in watercolor! Dust-colored everything.

Looking down at the kids playing.  Fun angle to draw. The kids played downstairs. I sketched at the apartment above. A gardener sat nearby hand-trimming the grass at a leisurely pace.


4th Block, Jayanagar. Vegetable market. The blue tarp cast a beautiful light over the scene.


Kavya has been sketching with me more and more these days. it’s fun to draw with her and see what she sees. Nishant sometimes hangs around and has pretty critical comments about both our sketches.

This is a pair of bearded dragons we drew at a vivarium in Berkeley. We were squished between a cage with pythons and the dragons, and I spilt my coffee on Kavya’s sketch…

This is our sketch at the Seymour Center in Santa Cruz. The tank had a leopard shark, fish and some floating kelp.

A quick sketch while Kavya takes a swim class.

Start the day at the Brazil Cafe in Santa Cruz. Lemon yellow and parrot green walls.And a big bowl of feijoada.

The Blue Whale skeleton at the Seymour Center.

And the Bonny Doon beach, just north of Santa Cruz to end the day. The kids play by a little backwater creek.

The summer’s ending, so we’ll see how many more beach trips we squeeze in: this is Waddell beach, Just north of Santa Cruz. It was a blustery day, with lots of kite surfers.

And a tired Nishant, asleep in his carseat after a long, cold day at the beach.

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