Time is the enemy of many artists....creativity simply cannot be turned on and off like a faucet. Each day, every day, my schedule is designed to provide a large chunk of time for painting. When traveling, I have found that bringing along art supplies not only makes the trip more cumbersome, but interferes with the experiences that are ripe for the happening. My sketchbook is my friend in these situations. Most of these sketches were made during restful moments during a visit to North Carolina to visit family. Situations present themselves, all of which provide further lessons for study and for contemplation. Sketchbook sketches are so sweet to me....more spontaneous, less staged. Foreshortening provided further and further observation and some surprises as well..all for the simple cost of a sketchbook and some pencils.