Sunday, July 22, 2012


 With Randi Merzon, I was a Co-Artitst In Residence forCamp Mather week 6.  Randi did the drama part and I did the arts and crafts part.  In the area near Yosemite and the Hetch Hetchy is Camp Mather.  A beautiful area for a summer week vacation.  I had 159 participants in my art workshops not including 2 morning workshops for tie dyeing.  I had a great time meeting nice people. Here are a few photos from the workshops.

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Ribbon barrettes....

Newpaper flower

Making Journals

Make your mark

mask making


Randi showing her stuff!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Stern Grove and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The San Francisco Sketchers got together this last Sunday at a free Concert at Stern Grove.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of free Summer Sunday concerts.  Although the weather was cool and wet, the sketchers camaraderie and goodies warmed the soul.  We had lots to sketch and paint; people, trees, crowds, hats, picnic and two bands.  Everyone had their own wonderful techniques.  A few new people joined in and our two picnic blankets were perfect.  We all seem to learn something new from each other every time we meet.  Here are a few sketches I did...just OK, using various mediums.  I had lots of fun listening and swinging with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band tho....
The many variety of hats worn by the audience..

The crowd on the back ledges watching the show.
A few picnickers waiting for the show to begin.
The grove of trees separating the main area from the west lawn.

Piccolo Reception for Mark Ulrikson

The only photo I took at Mark's reception of his wonderful many people!  The top piece showed up on his facebook.  I liked it the best of his dog series...He is such a great artist/illustrator .  So good to hear that his  Birds of a Feather cover was  included in the New Yorker's 100 covers from 10 decades.  Congratulations Mark!