Sometimes life gets very busy with working full-time, doing freelance work, taking care of a house, book club and spending time with my family. I do pursue my photography on a regular basis, with whole days spent driving to new locations on a shoot. But, a year or so ago I decided I really missed drawing. When I was young, it was my love for drawing that helped me decide I wanted to attend art school when I graduated from high school. I sketched all through college and then for some reason stopped for several years once I graduated. In late 2008, my husband and I started looking into every coffee shop we could find in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. At each location, I would do a sketch and Jason would try their mocha. I began to compile a great sketchbook and decided to take it wherever I went, which included some trips to Chicago and our 3 week venture to Thailand in March of 2009.
It was an amazing discovery to see that I loved drawing as much as I remembered. It also is an amazing record, not only of where we have been around the city, but also the conversations and little memories we have of each location when I look back at all of them.
I have since added another sketchbook. Some weeks go by when I have too much going on to get out much and sketch, but eventually, I do miss it and Jason and I go on another round of trying to find a new location to drink tea and coffee and do some drawings.