Dec 30, 2011

December 2011: Wunderlich Park

We had a great hike but forest is very dry, even dusty in some places. Great mushrooms in some places though. I hope New Year will bring more rain, more green, more fog to these woods.
December 2011: Wunderlich Park

Dec 29, 2011

December 2011: Treasures

December 2011: Treasures by apple-pine
December 2011: Treasures, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

We found a few very colorful trees in a neighborhood which we thought we new pretty well: pomegranate and persimmon :) Persimmon tree is in someone's yard do I got a chance to draw it - but no fruits were close enough to draw them individually (or eat them ;) And this little pomegranate was on the ground - though it's so tiny that we use it as a new year decoration :)

Dec 26, 2011

December 2011: People

December 2011: People by apple-pine
December 2011: People, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

Drawing people listening to a lecture - great lecture, great chance to draw :)

Dec 23, 2011

December 2011: Pine Trees

December 2011: Pines
December 2011: Pines by apple-pine
December 2011: Pines, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
Pine trees continue to be cut to pieces :( I tried to console myself by spending some time drawing the process but it was very hard to hear the sound of broken limbs. Street looks foreign.
December 2011: Pines
December 2011: Pines

December 2011: Pines

Dec 21, 2011

December 2011: The Last of Persimmons

I just finished my reserve - no more persimmons... and no more drawings of them ;)

Dec 12, 2011

December 2011: SF Zoo

Holiday Season is at large in San Francisco Zoo!
Reindeer, fake ice-skating, polar bears everywhere plus train with lights!

I had a great time - especially being quiet by koala and trying to draw cassowary while it's trying to find a best angle to look at me :)
December 2011: SF Zoo by apple-pine
December 2011: SF Zoo, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
And:
I saw how giant anteater was licking what looked like strawberry yogurt with a lot of enthusiasm :)
December 2011: SF Zoo

Hornbills were entertaining us with sounds and action!
December 2011: SF Zoo

Flamingos were asleep - all of them!
December 2011: SF Zoo

The most active member of the zoo this time was Hippo - playing in the water all the time - I got almost splashed, saw his grin about 10 times in 12 minutes and he ran a several times from the water and back just for the fun of it!
December 2011: SF Zoo

December 2011: SF Zoo

Dec 9, 2011

Dec 2, 2011

November 2011: Park

November 2011: Park by apple-pine
November 2011: Park, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

While I spent time sitting on the grass drawing this page a whole bunch of kids decided to position themselves on a tree nearby in a hope that I might draw them - with the tree. I was not able to fir them all on the tree - and show how fast they were moving - but here are some of my young friends - posing :)

November 2011: Park

Nov 27, 2011

November 2011: Hiking in Wunderlich Park

November 2011: Hiking by apple-pine
November 2011: Hiking, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

I took my little moleskine with me to the trail - not a large journal. Lots of mushrooms, patches of dry forest though. Tasty persimmons for snack :)

November 2011: Hiking and Persimmons

Nov 25, 2011

Badger Log


Badger Log, originally uploaded by apple-pine.
Swimming goggles don't help badgers with chopping onions!

November 2011: Day After Thanksgiving

November 2011: Day After Thanksgiving
November 2011: Persimmons

Badger Log Update

Badger Log by apple-pine
Badger Log, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

Swimming goggles don't help badgers with chopping onions!

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Nov 23, 2011

November 2011: 100 Views of Persimmons

I am addicted. I eat them at breakfast, as a snack, with my tea and at any other excuse of a meal. And I am going to share my persimmons with you :)

Nov 17, 2011

November 2011: Hidden Villa

November 2011: Hidden Villa by apple-pine
November 2011: Hidden Villa, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

Garden colors, bottomless creek and usual suspects - trip to Hidden Villa :)

November 2011: Hidden Villa
November 2011: Hidden Villa

Nov 16, 2011

Badger Calendar 2012

Badger Calendar 2012

Available to order today - with wishes for a wonderful New 2012 - year of the Badger ;)

I got my first copy and it's the size of a standard small wall calendar (7x7"), printed on a nice glossy paper and has a badger for every month and occasion! - check out photos below or click this link and go to preview to see them all before you order bunch!

Hurray!

Nov 10, 2011

Nov 9, 2011

November 2011: Dentist

November 2011: Dentist by apple-pine
November 2011: Dentist, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

I love drawing our visits to the dentist - so much better than being in that chair...

Nov 7, 2011

It's been a while...

Badger lives in this sett these days:
But thinking about coming back here :)

November 2011: Sketching in Point Lobos

November 2011: Point Lobos by apple-pine
November 2011: Point Lobos, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
November 2011: Point Lobos
This weekend I had a glorious sketching day in Point Lobos State Park. Above are two large color sketches which you can see together with my watercolor and gouache paint sets on the image below.

More drawings and notes, as well as identification challenges are coming in the next post :)

Sketchbook #102: Treasures