Have you ever faced a million reasons to cancel your journal/sketch time? Sheesh! This past week I had a plan to meet my sketching buddy, Joyce, for a few hours and it was such a challenge to keep our date. But we forged ahead and I was so glad. It was as good as going to a spa for a 90 minute massage! We found shade, a delightful yellow house and some quiet, morning air. Ahhhh. What fun! I played with choosing some details and hinting at color (middle picture) then when I got home I added the text in blue in the sky area (then added a little water over the pencil to blend it a bit and hint at sky/clouds). It was a great reminder to slow down, plan some journal time, and relax a bit. Thanks Joyce!