It took an hour to get an new Gooogle account as I am sure many others have had to do so now I can finally post again. What a time waster these things are! But fun and informative also. Lately I have been working in my sketchbook doing little watercolors with some pen work and it's fun. I have a page of images to remember the day with instead of snapshots and as we know painting a place fixes it in your memory much better than snapping a photo. This was done on our outing to Olbrich Gardens with Dana, Gretchen and Shirley a few weeks ago. We all enjoyed the hydrangeas. This journal is a Strathmore Artist's Journal with mixed media paper which I like alot for watercolor work. It is pretty forgiving and doesn't buckle much even with alot of water. I used artist tape to make the borders which is a easy way to design a page. Paintings always look so much better when I peel the tape away.