Here are some recent sketches from my D.C trip and of more mundane subjects at home. I always like drawing interesting shapes and value patterns that catch my eye. It's also nice to sketch specific subjects and to think of my sketchbook as a visual journey; this is why I almost always date my drawings and include a little description.
What I enjoy about sketching is just the complete freedom of it. I like the fact that it's such a simple pastime which requires just pencil and paper. It just feels good to move the pencil on the paper and not to worry about the final results. Sketching also allows me to observe the world around me and to find the beauty in simple things. I could go on for ages about what sketching means to me.
My fall semester of teaching is nearing completion so I'll be sketching and painting more as the winter sets in.