I get tired of painting all the time. Sometimes I want to do a free-flowing sketch. That happened today. I asked Norene to sit next to the window. I used brown nupastel to sketch her. First I put a light background, then began simply drawing the shapes of her head, eyes, nose and mouth. I didn’t do much shading. I lightly drew the contours of her face. I rubbed some of the shaded places with my thumb. I wanted to show the highlight of her eyes. This actually makes them come alive. It was relaxing to just let my emotions go for a minute.