I was looking for a sketch I did a long time ago and look what I found!
Back in 1993 we stayed at DH's cousins when we came to Arizona and she fed the birds everyday in the backyard which overlooked a canyon. So I sat out there and sketched the birds, bunnies and chippies. Even got a cactus in there.
Sketches from this long ago brought a smile to my face and lots of good memories. That's the best thing about journaling.
And how about this one in 1992. DH owned a cottage way up north in Wisconsin and that's when I saw my first Pileated Woodpecker. Even managed to sketch a woodland flower. Again, journaling brings such great memories.
I did these long before I ever considered using watercolor. I worked mainly in pencil, then slowly moved to colored pencil and finally made it to watercolor. Must have been my need for color.
Oh, and I never did find the sketch I was looking for. Hmm, must be in my sketchbooks back in Wisconsin.