My sketchbooks are my diary. In them I sketch from observation, make my lists, and draw maps of events and feelings. Above is a composite of a sketch and a map of the afternoon that I spent sketching at The Walters Art Museum. The blue loops represent the physical path I took through the gallery and the dots are people I spoke to along the way. Notice the very cute family of six in the lower right. They were first time visitors to Baltimore and were having a wonderful time. The little ones had lots of questions about what I was doing. The Portrait of the Marchioness Angela Maria Lombardi will be forever linked in my memory with the very lively conversation I had that day.