rawing and sketching is a very powerful medium to express ideas and emotions quickly and sometimes easily. It is a great way to develop and work on new themes and ideas. Often our sketches reveal and provide insight into our mark-making styles and design ideas that permeate into larger paintings. Many years ago, I started carrying a small portable sketchbook and an ink pen. It has travelled with me all over the world and helped me create drawings spontaneously anytime, anywhere. Some of them have been used as a reference for larger paintings. Sketchbook is also a place of letting go, helps with emotional therapy, and is a good way to make a quick connection with the places and things around you. Going back and looking at my old sketchbooks is a good way of reviving memories and I am instantly transported back to those times and places.