I took a day off May 27 and got into a boat with mostly artists as it made its way along to the Napa River. It was awesome - I traveled to a part of the Bay Area I hadn't been to before and I could paint or draw whatever I liked. I drew inside the boat and outside up on the deck in this beautiful place not too far from from home. Yay, I didn't have to drive - four members of my USk sketch group carpooled!!!! The whole day was a blast. And it was a nice break from writing. I love writing, don't get me wrong, but I also love sketching and I get the chance to enter a wonderfully peace place or zone and sketch and have no deadlines to make.