I didn’t like the restriction to the Japanese Garden, as beautiful and calming the scenery is. I would have preferred to have free range on my choice of sketch and landscape. I started to lose interest in objects to draw because everything is so intricate in detail here. Most of my detailed drawings are incomplete for the sake of my patience. If I’m not passionate about what I’m drawing I’ll leave the paper behind like an unfinished puzzle. My abstract drawings were mostly interpretations of what I was thinking- the killer whale and the lily pads are because koi make me think of the “killer whales” of fish because some of those fish are beastly huge. The fish blowing out of the water and the crazy sleeping willow tree were because it was windy and I started thinking about the Dr Suess fish. The abstract drawing of lines was a simplified version of my more detailed drawing. It’s a lot of geometric shapes.