Monthly Archives: March 2016

Evening View of Kifar Sha’ul

  It was warm at last and so I went back to the Jerusalem forest to sketch for the full afternoon. I love looking out across the valley to the small villages that sit on the terraced hills. I sketched … Continue reading

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View from the Balcony

  When we first got to Jerusalem, I sketched the view of the city  from our balcony. It was very cold then, hovering around freezing and I focused on recording what I saw. This sketch today is nearly the same … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table Catalyst

There is something about working at a kitchen table, especially late at night, that makes ideas grow. Maybe it is the conditioning from all those hours spent at the table as a child doing homework. Or maybe it is sitting … Continue reading

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Listening to Each Other

  I planned to sketch outside today but the heavy rain drove me into a cafe. There were artificial orchids on the tables and I got into drawing them. Soon a couple sat at the next table and my attention … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from Israel

Celebrating Easter in Israel is an odd experience for someone like me. Holiday preparations here are of course focused around the Jewish holidays, not the holidays of other faiths. The stores are not full of baskets, eggs, and the Easter … Continue reading

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Caesarea

We sadly left David and Tara at the airport and then went on north to Caesarea National Park, the site of a once grand old harbor and city that was built, destroyed, and rebuilt by just about every group that … Continue reading

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Purim Butterflies on Jaffa Street

Today Jerusalem celebrated Purim, a religious holiday that involves costumes and fun. We went downtown with the crowds and hung out, admiring the costumes and enjoying the festivities. This is a composite sketch. I combined the parts of several sketches … Continue reading

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After Another Tough Day of Vacationing

After six miles on our feet visiting the university, the Israeli Museum and downtown Jerusalem, it was time to recuperate again on the comfy couch back at the apartment. I caught the feeling of being tired in this sketch a … Continue reading

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Learning about the Holocaust

I sat on a stool at the Yad Vashem Museum, doing quick sketches of people down the hall looking at a powerful photograph depicting the Holocaust. This little girl put her hands over her heart as she looked long and … Continue reading

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It Was a Long Day

We got back to the apartment late and some of us were in need of a rest. It is a small apartment but it turns out that with cooperation, a blanket and a couch can accommodate two people very nicely. … Continue reading

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