So I've been doing some life drawing lately.
A friend of mine hosts several really great life drawing sessions at various locations around town. The models are really good, and, at least at the one I attend, there are cookies at the break. I don't know if you're aware of me feelings on cookies, but I can tell you: they are strong and extremely positive.
I'm also really enjoying the drawing aspect. I can't remember the last time I did any sort of life drawing, but I was probably in my twenties. Getting back into it for the first time in maybe twenty years I was super rusty. But, sure enough, over time, my skills have begun to return. And that's been very rewarding.
In addition to my pencil, I always bring a brush pen and fountain pen and try to at least ink one or two of the better drawings as time permits.
What I forgot about was how much I just love drawing. It's so much fun, and it's great to have a time and place to do it in a focused, concentrated place with like-minded people and a terrific host.