two of my great passions in life are traveling and sketching, which equals many many travel sketchbooks. it all started in spain in 1993. while traveling on a train, my camera was stolen out of my backpack. i began to sketch in my journal just so i could capture certain things that i wanted to remember. my journal eventually turned into a sketchbook. all of my sketches are done really quickly, literally in seconds, and i actually find that my best sketches are done in a moving vehicle like a car or even while riding a bike.