My daughter came home for Easter and she wanted to go to our downtown area and wander around, so that’s what we did. We’d been walking for a while and decided to sit down and take a short break. As we sat, taking in spring sunshine and watching tiny icebergs floating down the St. Lawrence River, I asked if it would be ok for me to do a quick sketch, no more than 10 minutes.
The only sketchbook I had with me was a 3×5 Stillman & Birn Epsilon book (love these). My pointy device was a Platinum Plaisir. I chose a scene and started quickly sketching a piece of the Chateau Frontenac. It took me less than 10 minutes and I added some color when I got home. No plans were interrupted and no need for “I’m too busy to sketch.” If you carry a pen and a small notebook, you always have time to sketch. Besides, now I get to say that I’ve gotten to do TWO outdoor sketches this spring (grin).