It's been really hot these past few days - it was around 100 today, so I am just staying inside (thank goodness we have a couple of window ACs!), and one of the things I am working on is my visual journal.
Sketchbooks and visual journals are my research area as well as my own personal preferred media. I've been working on my research with it for so long that I have been putting all my journaling energy into my research books, and nothing really just for fun. So I'm trying to get back into the groove.
Zentangles lately - I'm thinking of taking a class....
I also did a watercolor of an agave, but it's still drying and I've got some writing to add. This is a nice way for me to sit down and reflect on things I've been doing. It's also a way for me to model sketchbook behavior for my students, because they are also keeping sketchbooks. Sharing my own artwork with them lets them know that I enjoy the sketchbook process and that it is a lifelong habit.
If you want to see additional sketchbook pages, I have more of them on my NAEA website.