Tag Archives: Israel

Water Troubles

Like most Californians, I turn off the water tap while washing my hands, water the yard twice a week and think about saving water. I thought our state was on top of things but of course one of the benefits … Continue reading

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Waiting at the Airport

Yesterday we cleaned and left our apartment in Jerusalem, returned the car, moved through the many layers of security at Ben Gurion Airport and finally waited for our plane.  It was great to sit and sketch. I searched a bit … Continue reading

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Jaffa Street, again

This afternoon I drew the Jaffa Street scene again for my last sketch in Jerusalem. Israel is full of captivating sites for sketching and Jaffa Street became one of my favorites. Its lively dynamic is perfect for catching people on … Continue reading

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View of the Dead Sea from Masada

Today we visited a kibbutz for the day, taking lots of pictures but not getting any sketches. This is a sketch I began on the Masada trip and finished this evening. The view is from the top of Masada looking … Continue reading

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Outside the Museum

The road in front of the Israeli Museum has an attractive sweeping curve which I sketched this morning. Today’s sketch pretty much focuses on the same view as a sketch I did back on February 14. Interestingly, both times as … Continue reading

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Mother and Baby Wait at Airport

I went to the airport to pick up our friends and while I waited I sketched a bit. This tired mom and baby were sitting nearby and I quickly sketched them both. This is a pen, paper and iPad sketch.

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Sunny Road

It takes about an hour to drive down to Be’er Sheva from Jerusalem. I did several quick sketches as we drove there Sunday morning. The light was bright and the colors beautiful. These are composite sketches. Each time I would … Continue reading

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Feral Cats of Jerusalem

There are wild cats everywhere in Jerusalem. These are bold cats, entering buildings in search of food, including our apartment, when the screen is not pulled. Cats are on the walkways, in the trash bins, the outdoor cafes, national monuments, … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

We were on our way to Passover dinner and stopped at Hadar Josef, a neighborhood of Tel-Aviv, where we lived 38 years ago. We tried to locate our old apartment but between the tremendous remodeling and our fading memories, we … Continue reading

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A Kindred Spirit

Every now and then I meet someone who has a way of seeing the world that just clicks with me. In this case I met a long retired educator who still feels the fire for putting the power of education … Continue reading

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