I decided to get back to my sketching while I mull over my next painting project. Today I headed outdoors, and started a lovely bonfire out back. The day was a bit chilly, the leaves smelled wonderful burning, and the squirrels were irritated....altogether the perfect time for a glass of wine and some sketching! As you can see by the sketch, I was more interested in my surroundings, the sights and the smells, to really concentrate on my first drawing. I also had to deal with a bit of a breeze that kept blowing my leaf about. And then there was the smoke from the fire...which chased me from chair to chair! Crappy drawing, but big memories. I will be doing this again!