Monthly Archives: February 2016

Street Drummer

At nearly five in the afternoon Yafo Street in central Jerusalem was full of hurrying people. A street musician began to play the hang drum and people stopped to listen. I was lucky to be already sitting across the street … Continue reading

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Highway Sketch

    Driving back from the Ben Gurion Airport we encountered a long traffic jam, due to construction I think. Fortunately I was in the passenger’s seat with my sketchbook and the trees were lovely and inviting. I have been … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon at the Park

  It was a beautiful spring day and perfect for sketching in Jerusalem’s Beit HaKerem neighborhood, where we are staying for these three months. The park I visited today is a long, narrow green-space along the Begin freeway. The walls, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean?

  The body language of thinking often involves sitting up straight, staring directly at a person, computer, or text, and a hand gesture that shows surprise or attention. I believe I caught all three of these this morning in this … Continue reading

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Cafe at Ein Karem

We walked through the Jerusalem Forest to Ein Karem, a ancient village where Saint John the Baptist grew up. It is a beautiful town full of stone buildings, small parks, cobblestone lanes, monasteries, churches, and a central area where we … Continue reading

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In the Jerusalem Forest

  I watched two adventurers scramble on the rocks across the way from me in the Jerusalem Forest, a gorgeous green space along the west side of the city. I noticed how much fun the pair seemed to be having … Continue reading

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Are You Interested?

I do not know what academic topic these two were discussing today in the Hebrew University Library’s cafe, but I thought that there was a more personal and unspoken topic being considered as well. I tried to capture the positive … Continue reading

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Admiring the View

I was in the midst of sketching the rocks at Wohl Rose Garden when an elderly man with a cane stopped along the path, his face turned up, his hands leaning on his cane, his eyes on the view. His … Continue reading

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Canna Lilies and Geraniums

In a wild garden near us plants are free to do their own thing. Canna lily leaves and geraniums intertwine and brighten up the day of those who pass by and notice. This is a watercolor and pen sketch on … Continue reading

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The Referee Report

  The decision about whether a scientific paper merits publication in a journal is usually made by fellow scientists. Decisions like these require a huge effort by the referees to understand new ideas. Many of my sketches are attempts to … Continue reading

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