More and more I find my sketchbook a constant companion. At the very least, I keep a small sketchbook and pencil or pen in my bag and every free moment I pull it out. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through FaceBook, I open my book and draw. Even if I am not inspired by my surroundings, I still make notes and write down ideas or thumbnail sketches for things I want to study. This practice has made me a better artist and much more productive with my time!