I had been neglecting my sketchbook so I got out my dip pen and did a bunch of sketches. The best of the bunch is this cartoon of my husband. I found a picture that I had taken of him more than ten years ago and took a few liberties with it. I applied an indigo watercolor wash because coolness of the color seemed to match his expression.
It felt so good to just let go and not worry about the outcome or even finishing the thing. Coming back to my sketchbook is a lot like coming home after a long trip spent in too many hotel rooms.