Hi Out There! This is my first post! I'm so excited and a bit nervous learning something new, but the truth is I love to write, paint, travel, and write about travel and painting! Please respond to my blog and tell me what you'd like to see here from a life-long painter, teacher, and traveler! I'm going to talk about sketch books and how you can use them in a variety of non-threatening ways to just have fun, experiment, document a place in time, and prepare a painting. I like to take photos as well as sketch. The sketch helps me remember the smells, temperatures, feelings, moods, and sounds of the place, and the photos help my visual memory. Here are a couple. Write to me about how you use sketchbooks or journals when you're traveling!