Drawing has been limited due to being in the middle of packing to move. Did manage to get this composition thumbnail done that I think has distinct possibilities. Michael said it needs a window or frame to break up the large wall, which is interesting as I had one there and took it out!

I have my supplies packed for leave and to last me till we get to our new home. Basic palette of watercolours, brushes, paper, pastels, graphitints, CPs, pencils, watercolour and drawing moleskines. Hope this will keep me going! Hoping to do a lot of little sketches over the next month – mostly landscapes across the US – Colorado, Missouri, Iowa ending in DC. Having said that isn’t there something about the road to hell being paved with good intentions?

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy. Sir Richard Burton

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