With the exception of the company of my dog, sketching around town used to be a solitary experience, until someone turned me on to the Urban Sketchers. Sketching is even more fun when you do it with others.
I also enjoy hiking and sketching with other plein air painting groups. There are so many beautiful places to discover in Northern California.
Hayward Japanese Gardens
Lately I've been making a series of bird portraits, at once anthropomorphic and realistic.