I don't know how I've managed to miss this for so long, but I recently discovered waterbrushes. Suddenly all of my excuses for not doing watercolors anymore have disappeared. I can take these little suckers anywhere since they fit right into a pencil case and with watercolor pencils, there is not a big need to mess around with sloppy paints or gouaches, at least not on the fly in my little moleskine. Very late last night while watching tv in bed, I started to play for the first time. My technique needs perfecting, but I like the effect. I am dreaming of capri sandals and warmer weather. It's cold and rainy in Philadelphia, but it's Italy in my sketchbook.