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Roy DeLeon
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A sketching, body-praying, Christ and Buddha loving Benedictine oblate.
A sketching, body-praying, Christ and Buddha loving Benedictine oblate.

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Cherish
It was not a hard choice: between assembling 2 bookcases, which take me 3 hours each at least, or taking daughter to MOD pizza. She's been sick with the flu for the past week and this morning she was thinking "Pizza" when I texted her with the same thought....
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Strange Encounters
I was busy loading up on Greek salad and what I saw when I looked behind me startled me and made me smile as well. I told her I thought an alien was coming out of her chest. Fortunately, it was Basil, snug and warm on a cold and rainy night. Then looking fo...
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Tiepolo's Angel
Night prayer. Copying a master drawing is like sitting with and getting instructions from the master. Giovanni Tiepolo, a 17th c painter sketched and painted lots of heavenly bodies. I love his sketches and studies. So free, so loose, so clear in intention,...
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Petty Thief
The blonde, petite, young lady ran out of the grocery store carrying a grocery basket with unbagged produce items. As she approached the curb, a Subaru Forester stopped in front of her. She got in and they drove away. All that happened within one minute. Wh...
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Bridge
Build bridges. Not walls. I know it's a cliche. But I thought it's a great mantra when I'm feeling separated, divided, excluded, categorized, profiled, discriminated. "What is great in man is that  he is a bridge and not a goal." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche May w...
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Fellowship
As an Asian immigrant/naturalized US citizen feeling the heat of white nationalist sentiments, I have to be more aware of my words and actions around folks that emit bad juju. In response, I decided to meet my fellow immigrants through sketching. So- Meet J...
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Play dough
As they waited for their pizza, their server gave the little boy a piece of pizza dough to play with. Mother and child had fun poking it, stretching it, squeezing it, making shapes with it. And I thought of other boys and girls, especially Syrian refugee ch...
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Pre-existing Connection
The disabled man communicates through his computer.The computer uses a customized software to enable him to communicate his thoughts. Because of his very limited range of motion, the software must be designed so that with the fewest movements, he is able to...
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Dusk Visit
As I sketched this quiet scene, enjoying the calm, smooth, reflective water, the cool air, and the transition from day into night, I forgot that just a few meters behind me cars of day workers were zooming by.  Then, a gray heron flew right through the cent...
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Brighter Together
After sitting for a while with my coffee at the corner of the store, my eyes kept returning to the decorative overhead teardrop lamps. They are not there as primary illumination. But without their additional luminance, the area where folks wait for their dr...
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