My 1/2 hour drawing sessions recording 'small treasures' has worked well getting me back into good habits ( along with the kickstart of City Lit drawing class and sketching Tuesdays in Museums). As with when I started making Journal Quilts in 2003, the appeal is fitting something creative in when life is very hectic and larger projects are impossible. They provide opportunities to explore new materials and techniques and if they don't work, well you've learnt from it. I like that they don't need to be for anything, just themselves, and my observational skills , have improved no end. I'm also currently in love with the 5 1/2 inch square Seawhite sketchbook I'm using.
So while away for the weekend on Portland, besides studies of some of the wonderful pebbles on Chesil Beach ( which I carefully rehomed after I drew them - you're not allowed, quite rightly, to take them away ) , I moved on to recording larger views, while still sticking to the half hour rule.
The views from 'The Heights' over Chesil were wonderful, especially in late afternoon, drawing from the restaurant after a cream tea (me) and a beer(Ian)