Over the Christmas Break, I spent my mornings at Starbucks prepping for classes and working on my pen and ink sketches. I loved trying to capture the customers all bundled up in their winter hats and coats. The longer the line for the lattes, the easier it was to make the drawing! Like writing in a journal, keeping a sketchbook helps you focus on the world. It’s a sort of technology of attention, the form itself giving birth to images you might never have if you allowed them merely to strike the eye and fade away.