Around the Corner from Actual Cafe, ink & watercolor 6x8"

Around the Corner from Actual Cafe, ink & watercolor 6×8″

When we arrived at the Actual Cafe in Oakland to sketch, the sun was just starting to set. It seemed a shame to go indoors while it was still nice out so we sketched around the corner from the cafe first. Even though it’s in a rundown neighborhood, this house had some charm, with its pillars and rounded porch roof.

Susan Ford's Sketch of Me Sketching

Susan Ford’s Sketch of Me Sketching

While I was sketching the house, Susan was sketching me sketching the house (above). She also got the house next door and the cute car as well.

Actual Cafe Espresso machine and counter, ink & watercolor, 6x8"

Actual Cafe Espresso machine and counter, ink & watercolor, 6×8″

And then we went inside. I had a delicious cappuccino (decaf these days) and sketched their snazzy Italian espresso machine. As you may have noticed, these are from September; I’m still trying to get caught up on posting sketches and paintings but I just keep making more. That’s a good thing, right?

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  1. Lovely sketches Jana.

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    • Thanks Sue. It’s so nice when people take the time to visit and to leave a comment. So many people just click Like these days so I really appreciate your note. Jana

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  2. A very wonderfully good thing!! Love seeing your work!

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  3. Definitely a good thing! Keep posting and sketching!

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  4. Yes Jana! That’s a very good thing. Keep doing ! I’m enjoying all your sketches.

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  5. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

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  6. I like your work very much best wishes

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