Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Santa is in Town!


 While waiting for a store to open, I got to watch Santa from the second floor, using my "backup" sketchbook.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

City Administration Building, San Diego

I sat in my car and sketched the San Diego Administration Building this morning... killing a few moments before an appointment.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, CA

This resort in San Diego is located on it's own 15 acre peninsula. There are views of the Pacific Ocean and Mexico on one side, and shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline on the other. I got to sketch there today with the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup Group.


Thursday, December 04, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Valley View

I live in a little valley surrounded by hills just on the edge of the city. This is a view from my patio.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stone Books

This Stone Book was made after visiting the Geisel Library Special Collections Department at UCSD. I went on a field trip with Book Arts Class taught by Cindy Zimmerman and saw the Touch Stones made by Pamela Paulsrud. Pamela's looked like rocks and the sanded pages were very smooth and soft to the touch.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sketchbook Flip July - September 2014


 
This is a reconstructed journal made with various types of paper. The cover paper was decorated with a Gelli Plate. The inside shows sketches and paintings done on location (en plein air) at various locations throughout San Diego County and Portland Oregon while at the 2nd Annual Urban Sketchers Sketch crawl. www.lydiavelarde.com
Music: Mob Battle, Silent Partner