The mall seems so empty without Starbucks! I sat on a bench seat to capture people as they walked by!
I have a new sketchbook! I really wanted a nice sketchbook with watercolor paper. I had ordered a pad of 50 sheets, 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Studio watercolor paper to work on for some of the exercises in Jane Blundell’s online workshop, Mastering Watercolor. However, I had better results with Arches cold press and even better results with Fluid Easy Block cold press paper. So what to do with the Fabriano. I took it down to Kinko’s and they made two 9 x 6 inch landscape watercolor sketchbooks. The paper is great for sketches!
I also had them turn 9 x 12 inch sheets of Arches cold press and Fluid cold press into similar sketchbooks. If you do all the preparation first, the cost is $5.00. They provide the coil and cover. I don’t mind the coil as 9 x 6 inch landscape is a good size for sketching.