Sometimes the best urban sketch is right in your own backyard, or neighborhood park. For me, this is Terrace Park, now known as Jewel’s Terrace Park in honor of Jewel Okawachi, a dedicated mother, board member and leader in the Albany community.
These homes sit on the eastern edge of the park. On any given sunny afternoon, one can enjoy the color, textures and shadows of their exteriors along the fence. As my son rode his bike round and around the park path, and played with kids who came in an out of the frame, I felt at ease, as if I was in my own back yard.