I've been sketching quite a bit lately, but haven't had enough time at the computer to get all the images photographed and posted! Today is my Mom's birthday. A few days ago, I went out and picked daffodils, and painted them in gouache on a card I made for her with some Aquarius II paper. It's a tri-fold, primed with diluted acrylic paint and some sprayed iridescent paints.
If you haven't read the recent post by Robert Genn about the importance of sketches and small studies, it's a great read, as well as a reminder of the important role this kind of work plays in the creative process and artistic development.