This is the first sketch in my book. I think it shows how happy I was to be drawing again, instead of only doodling in the margins of the Sunday school literature. I really hadn't been taking time to draw since we returned from Libya. There every year I worked with the girls on preparing for their IGCSE art exam and the boys were working on an art curriculum. This fall we started art again, but that was in September/October after I started this journal.
From September 9th to today, October 21st, I have 29 sketches in various forms of completion in my sketchbook. I do not sketch one every day, sometimes I go a week without sketching in my book, but on some days I sketch several objects. Sometimes, I sketch, ink, and color in one day; other days, I sketch one day and a month later ink it. A lot depends on time and mood :) Color is definitely a mood thing for me.