Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Joe's Glass Shack

Sketching while on a conference call waiting for Joe's Glass Shack to open.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Balboa Park Botanical Building

Sketching with Rachel and friends in Balboa Park.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

West Coast Clydesdale Ranch

Today I met with the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup group at the West Coast Clydesdale Ranch in Lakeside. The owners, Betty and Mark gave us a tour of the property and then we settled in to sketch. There were so many things to sketch! I settled on one of the buildings.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sketching on Jennisse's property

I got to go the Santa Ysabel yesterday to see my friend's property. On the way we rode through the Indian reservation, passed a casino and also the Santa Isabel Mission. It was a great ride.
a section of her land

Santa Ysabel Mission

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sketching at Mira Mar Lake

Today was the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup at Lake Mira Mar. I sketched the view from the south side. I worked in pencil, watercolor and watercolor pencil in a Moleskine sketchbook.

The video shows the location, the sketchers and their work.

Friday, November 29, 2013


My friend Ella and I went to the San Diego Museum of art to view some Charles Reiffel pieces. They didn't have that many, we looked at some of the other art and did some sketching as well.
My sketch is of a seated Bodhisatlva, Chinese, 565BCE. Limestone.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

San Diego Central Library

today I got to sketch with the San Diego Urban Sketchers at the San Diego Central Library downtown.
I did this sketch of the street from the library plaza.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Vista, CA

Today I had the pleasure of attending the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup group at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista.
This is my sketch of the fountain and statue.
Rancho Buena Vista is the best-preserved of the fabled land-grant ranchos.  It looks much as it did over 150 years ago,

Sunday, October 27, 2013

House of Scotland, Balboa Park, San Diego

A fun afternoon at the International Cottages sketching with The San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup Group.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

NEW San Diego County Library

The San Diego Culture Meetup group met for a tour of the new San Diego County Library on Friday October 25th. It was a fun meetup. There is a lot to see on all of the 9 floors.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


These are my latest mosaics. I worked on the dove this morning. I will grout these with black grout, paint the back and sides black and install hanging wire.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

eraser carvings

eraser carving practice, cow, crow, wings

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Persian Water Rug Fountain

I met with "the Rachel Group" in Balboa Park today to sketch in a little area where the Persian Water Rug Fountain is located. The fountain wasn't running but there was a great view and a lot of art talk.
The photos show my sketch, the group and group sketches.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tractor Museum, Vista CA

Today I met with my friend Kim Cruz at the Tractor Museum in Vista for a Meetup of the San Diego Urban Sketchers Group. There was also a gem show and a Fiber show.
Top: Lydia's Bottom: Kim's

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rendezvous in Poway, Old Poway Park

Today I got to meet with the San Diego Urban sketchers Meetup Group to wander around encampments from the late 1800's at Old Poway Park, in San Diego. We talked with Civil war soldiers, cowboys, and a medicine man.
These are my sketchers.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wavecrest Woodie Event, Moonlight Beach, encinitas, California

Saturday was a huge event for the San Diego Woodie Club which is a Chapter of the National Woodie Club. They had their Wavecrest event at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas where over 300 Woodie enthusiasts meet to show off or sell their cars. This is the largest Woodie networking event in the country.

The San Diego Urban Sketchers met at this event for a morning of sketching and networking as well!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Copper Meadows, Ramona, CA

Yesterday I attended an Eventing Event my neighbor participated in. I only saw one of her events but found out later she placed 2nd in the event! It was held at Copper Meadows in Ramona. I did a little sketching while there.

Copper Meadows Eventing is a 65 acre, 3-day Eventing facility located in Ramona, California; about 45 minutes northeast of downtown San Diego.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Festival of the Sail 2013

Festival of Sail is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Me and Dominique Eiche visited the harbor to sketch the event.

The Pilgrim was built in 1945; Denmark. Her home port is Dana Point, CA. The Pilgrim is a full sized replica of the 1825 hide brig immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his American seafaring classic novel, Two Years Before the Mast.

Surprise built 1970; Nova Scotia. Home port: San Diego, CA The ship now known as HMS Surprise began life in 1970 as a replica of the 18th century Royal Navy frigate Rose. During the next 30 years Rose sailed thousands of miles as an attraction vessel and sail training ship prior to her conversion to HMS Surprise for the academy award winning film, *Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Soviet-era diesel-electric sub

People at the harbor.