Tags archives: watercolor

  • Shenandoah Road Trip

  • We picked some dates in October to make a little fall getaway to Shenandoah National Park. Little did we know that fall foliage wouldn't be peaking for another two weeks, and when it did it would be the worst color on record for the last several decades. Too little rain means too little color in the[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | October, 2017

  • I was in town for ten days of the tenth month this year! And in that time, I packed in some wonderful gatherings with friends, one last walking tour, and another craft day! We kick it off with a wonderful low-country boil at Cassie and Michael's place.Shrimp! Sausages! Corn! Love it all and ate [...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | September, 2017

  • I was actually in town for the entire month of September! And I have the photos to show for it in this very packed post! Continuing previous themes, I went on a bunch of Oakland walking tours, held a craft day, attended a beautiful wedding ceremony, and checked out a bunch of museums and gardens. Le[...]
  • Philly | August, 2017

  • I spent most of August in Philadelphia, with watercolor sketches, lots of delicious eats, summer sun, and an eclipse! See below.Partial eclipse! With my cardboard viewer I rigged up that morning. A whole fish from somewhere in Chinatown; Luke's Lobster; Que Chula Es Puebla; Kensington Quarte[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | August, 2017

  • I was only in the Bay Area for the first week of August before taking off to the East Coast for the rest of the month, but in that first week I managed to visit two museums, go on a hike that ended in a wine tasting, and enjoy a few meals and meetups with friends. See my mini adventures below.Fi[...]
  • Chicago | Summer, 2017

  • I've been lucky enough to make three trips to Chicago this summer: to photograph a wedding, for a bachelorette party, and to attend a wedding! Below are some little snippets from all three visits. Trip number one: for Angie & Randy's wedding.Brunch with a bunch of TAF friends!Trip nu[...]
  • Philly | July, 2017

  • Jaunts around town in Philadelphia! I got to meet up with some old friends and also stepped inside the Masonic Temple for a tour.Looking out from the courtyard at Philly City Hall.Friends at the Parks on Tap beer garden pop-up in Shofuso Japanese Garden. Dinner with Colman & Am[...]
  • Philly | June, 2017

  • Welcome to my adventures in Philadelphia from last month! In which we try lots of great restaurants, we go on a Manayunk food tour, and I make a quick visit to a bunch of art museums.First off, my hundred-day watercolor project is still going strong! See more on my instagram @makelearndo.  [...]
  • Flowerland Watercolor Date

  • Flowerland is truly as it sounds, a wonderland filled with plants of all kinds, and all adorably presented. It's located in Albany, near Berkeley, and I headed there with my friend Pam for a mid-week watercolor date. This leaf already looks like real-life watercolors. Pam and I eac[...]
  • Creative Retreat in Potter Valley

  • Soon after I returned from Amsterdam, I headed three hours north of San Francisco for a little overnight retreat with some friends. My friend Eileen is a photographer and a scout for Hipcamp, which is kind of like Airbnb but for campsites and outdoor-oriented stays. So she invited a group of us alon[...]
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Amsterdam! My friends Sun and Elliot have been living in Amsterdam for about two years now, and I've had it on my list to visit, especially since no one has anything but glowing reviews for the city. So we made our visit in the spring, just in time for tulip season. I'm saving the actual tulip field[...]