Took the Red Line home last night from Bryn Mawr to Addison after a PFLAG benefit at T's on Clark St. On the train, the gentleman in front of me was working in a small sketchbook. Of course I could not resist, and engaged him in conversation. I asked for a peek and he showed me a series of stylized character studies made with a technical pencil. They were unique and well done, and the fact that they were in the sketchbook format made the collection more compelling. Working in a sketchbook is such a important practice, and what one has once the sketchbook is finished is a great artifact - relatively easy to store, wonderful to look at over time. And, drawing on the train, a sign of dedicated artist.