One of my goals during the time I am here is to do some sketching and watercolors. Just quick little pieces to sort of flex my art muscle. I need to do more plein air drawing/painting. I used to do it fairly often and I miss it.
My little clear zipper bag included a small travel-size set of watercolor pan paints, a 5x7 moleskin journal (why didn't I put some absorbent ground or gesso on some of the pages?), a pigma pen, graphite pencil, some Sakura gel pens, and a couple of slightly better watercolor brushes than what is in the tiny little case.
I'll spend more time on making some drawings tomorrow. I did manage to do one quick little drawing (which isn't great, but it was fun, and I'm not after great here!). I spent a lot of time listening to the crazy grackles talking and flitting about, the surf, the wind through the palms, and the light chatter of people nearby. I read most of a good book (ah) and generally had a lovely time, all next to Tim, which made it even better.
Here are a few little shots of the day/evening:
venturing out onto the beach shortly after arrival yesterday
This guy seems to be saying, "Hey you! You are in my chair!"
towel-as-elephant posing on our bed
my little sketch/watercolor from this afternoon on the beach
(taken in bad incandescent lighting...sorry)