Since I've been traveling a lot this summer, I've had some big gaps in my studio time. A few larger paintings still need to be finished up, and some new painting ideas that need to be worked out. My family and I went on a long trip back to the northeast (Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Long Island), so what I usually do to keep my hand and eye moving is some sustained sketchbook drawing. I usually try to devote at least 30 minutes a day to these, sometimes longer. All are in pencil and the size is about 8" x 11". It's a nice way for me to document a trip and also keeps me engaged with the creation process.