(These images are all out takes from a few sketch books of mine overe the last few years.)
Carrying a sketch book around with me at all times is a habit I fall in and out of. I feel my best when I can draw where ever I am at the present moment. Lately I like the moleskin books for the way they feel. The paper is nice and sturdy but does not take water color so well. They have a water color paper sketch book that I have ordered but has not arrived yet.
I have been keeping these little sketch books in my pockets for the last twelve years or so. I began doing this when I was teaching an art course for non art majors at Calvin College. I had my students keeping a sketchbook and I decided I would do it as well. I have been at it ever since.
One of the best things about these little books is that they are just for me. I am not creating them to be exhibited of published so there is no pressure to perform for anyone. It is a lot like drawing was when I was a child. Just drawing for the pure pleasure of it.