A friend gifted this course to me after we spent time in Maine tracking lynx. What a sweetie! Each afternoon, I would come back to our cabin and I would write down my observations for the day. No sketches during the day, because of the cold. I would like to spend more time journaling outdoors, as I usually take a photo and then get to painting it later. I want to slow down, notice the details and describe them. Be present to the moment and capture it quickly. I also want to notice how I feel when I am out there, what messages come to me. What else do I notice while I sit there using my senses. Like what birds did I hear or see while I was sitting drawing skunk cabbage. Maybe a poem will come, or just a little phrase. I like the idea that the drawing will help me remember the moment, but I also want to notice how I feel and to record that.