A water color workshop I'd signed up for motivated me to start painting more. So while Christmas shopping, the Audubon calendar inspired me to paint a bird a day to prepare to take the workshop. So here are a few examples from my watercolor sketch book. I'm using the Strathmore Visual Journal book. I've been reading a book by Carl Purcell called "Your Artist's Brain" . . . neuroscience meets artist. This book is unlocked something for me. He explains how to "see" in a way that I finally understand. Drawing has gotten easier . . .watercolor is another story. I find acrylic much easier than watercolor. But there is something so lively and engaging about watercolor. It's a dance with the water and pigment. It makes me do what it wants, not the other way around.