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    From the sketchbook: Running in the Red Temple 

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    From the sketchbook: The White Tiger

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    From the sketchbook: Beautiful and vibrant dancing women in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

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    Happy end of the year and happy new year! 

    My blog has been very quiet for the past couple of months as I have been traveling around Southeast Asia. A month in Vietnam and a month in Cambodia has now brought me into Thailand. I sure miss my mini studio but making art while traveling is pretty good. As soon as I can reach a scanner I will update the blog with sketches from my travels.

    I am looking forward to continuing my circle around the world - hopefully making it as far as Europe. To 2014! 

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    A commission for Nate and Maggie and baby Charlie. One of the sweetest and most loving couples I know. Happy seven years you two!

    Moon Over Maggie
    Ink, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic on paper

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    Happy Labor Day Weekend! For those who are interested in purchasing original works of art, now is the time! I've finally made an online shop but it will only be up through September 2013. It's a temporary sale.

    Here's the link:

    Spread the word. Tell your friends. PLEASE contact me if you have any questions.

    Thanks for checking it out! Have a wonderful week!


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    Don't Send Chelsea to Hell
    Sketch in a new old sketch book

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    A fun end to this crazy jam-making, zucchini-bread baking, bread kneading weekend.
    The real apricot jam recipe can be found here. Which by the way, ended up tasting fantastic.

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    Last week Alyssa Block came to my studio to chat and and photograph my work for her new project, Workspace SF. Workspace SF features emerging and mid-career artist workspaces in San Francisco. For any one reading this outside of the United States, San Francisco is a small and beautiful city where it's notoriously hard to find apartments let alone a separate studio space to work in. Workspace SF gives readers the privledge of being able to peek inside the makeshift workspaces, apartments and studios of artists in this city. Check it out!

    The framed artwork to the left is by my dear friend Hiromi Maruo. The middle bag is full of my scraps. Both flyers on the left are from cool stores in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo from my trip to Japan.

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    Here's an artists proof of my San Francisco print for Colpa Press. To be sold on Southwest Airlines flights soon!

    Risograph print with blue ink on cream paper, 17 x 11 inches

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    Chic Monti
    Colored pencil, ink and acrylic on paper

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    Aloha card! Front and back.

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    The Space Banquet zine I contributed artwork for is for sale online here. Check it out! The artwork inside is very impressive with a superstar line up from across the globe - Israel, USA, Japan, UK, Germany, etc... every page is beautiful. And it is shipped from Tel Aviv. So cool.

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    Beach Platforms and Sand Woman
    The beach is one big sketch book.

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    This month a screen print of mine titled Tides is featured on the cover of Sparkle + Blink, a wonderful literary magazine based in San Francisco. There will be an opening reception for the writers as part of Quiet Lighting's Tour Through Town.

    March 19, 2013
    at SOMarts
    934 Brannan St.
    7pm dinner, 6:30pm doors

    *The event will be in conjunction with Feast of Words, a potluck dinner where writers and foodies come to meet. Featuring food by Pachamama Cookery.

    For more information about the event check out Quiet Lightning's website.

    Very cool stuff.