I had been sketching with a sketching group that meets in Davis since 2013. The group organized by Pete Scully met every month at various locations throughout Davis. Sometimes on campus, sometimes in downtown, sometimes out in the park, sometimes at the farmers market on Saturdays. I was inspired to carry a sketchbook everywhere and to sketch on my own – at restaurants, parks and Nugget where I would stop and have a smoothie after my exercise class. (Such pleasant memories before the pandemic).
Most of these sketches are done in pen and ink with watercolor. I use a TWSBI fountain pen filled with Noodlers Ink. Typically I would sketch in a bound sketchbook mostly like a Moleskine and occasionally in a Stillman and Birn. I started out in a pocket size sketchbook, 3 1/2 x 5 inches and moved up to 5 1/2 x 8.
After many months of putting this book together, it is now available for purchase on Blurb.
I want to thank my husband, Alan, for proofreading, who caught every little detail to make this a better book.