December 2011: Wunderlich Park

Posted: Dec 30, 2011 | | Labels:

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

December 2011: Treasures

Posted: Dec 29, 2011 | |

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 :)

December 2011: People

Posted: Dec 26, 2011 | |

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 :)

December 2011: Pine Trees

Posted: Dec 23, 2011 | | Labels: ,

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

December 2011: The Last of Persimmons

Posted: Dec 21, 2011 | |

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

Drawing Christmas Lights

Posted: Dec 16, 2011 | |

Drawing Christmas Lights by apple-pine
Drawing Christmas Lights, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

December 2011: SF Zoo

Posted: Dec 12, 2011 | | Labels: ,

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

December 2011 - Tree Cutting Continues.

Posted: Dec 9, 2011 | |

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

Added pencil at home - wind picked up a lot of dirt and dust.

First Weekend in December

Posted: Dec 8, 2011 | | Labels: , ,

Pictures will tell you all :)

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


December 2011: Hidden Villa

November 2011: Park

Posted: Dec 2, 2011 | |

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

Badger Log: Windy Autumn Days

Posted: Nov 30, 2011 | | Labels: ,


Badger Log, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

How come there is always more?

Making stamps together

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Making stamps together by apple-pine
Making stamps together, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.

November 2011: Hiking in Wunderlich Park

Posted: Nov 27, 2011 | | Labels: , ,

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

Badger Log

Posted: Nov 25, 2011 | | Labels: ,


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

November 2011: Day After Thanksgiving

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November 2011: Day After Thanksgiving
November 2011: Persimmons

Badger Log Update

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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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November 2011: 100 Views of Persimmons

Posted: Nov 24, 2011 | |

Five through nine.

November 2011: 100 Views of Persimmons

Posted: Nov 23, 2011 | |

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 :)

November 2011: Hidden Villa

Posted: Nov 17, 2011 | | Labels:

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

Badger Calendar 2012

Posted: Nov 16, 2011 | | Labels: , ,

Badger Calendar 2012

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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!

November 2011: Point Lobos

Posted: Nov 10, 2011 | | Labels: , ,

November 2011: Point Lobos by apple-pine
November 2011: Point Lobos, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.
Blogged here.

Hiking and Sketching at Coyote Hills Regional Park

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Amazing amount of sky, birds and some very interesting creatures to meet :) We came pretty close to a group of turkey vultures, saw a stray cat hunting in the grass and dozens of egrets sitting together.

Badger Log

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Badger Log, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Ocean beach

November 2011: Dentist

Posted: Nov 9, 2011 | |

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...

It's been a while...

Posted: Nov 7, 2011 | | Labels: ,

Badger lives in this sett these days:

But thinking about coming back here :)

November 2011: Sketching in Point Lobos

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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 :)

Badger Log

Posted: Nov 6, 2011 | |

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

So... what's next?

Drawing Point Lobos

Posted: Nov 5, 2011 | |

Drawing Point Lobos by apple-pine
Drawing Point Lobos, a photo by apple-pine on Flickr.