I have taken a leap and signed up for Katherine Tyrrell's Sketchercise project... not at all sure that I can keep it up, but as I've been walking around our neighbourhood, on and off, for years, and sketching pretty regularly the last two (almost) blogging years, I thought I'd combine the two and hopefully stimulate both activities.
This morning I packed a compact little watercolour set-up, that'll fit into my belt-bag/hip-pack/bum-bag thingy that I can hide under my roomy track top. I don't like to dwell on the downsides of living in Johannesburg, but carrying any sort of a bag while walking alone in a sparsely populated area, is inviting trouble, and I don't believe the opportunists would take the time to ask what's in the bag before relieving you of it!
Anyway, just a few steps inside the gate of the park surrounding Emmarentia Dam, is this rather smelly stagnant little pond (that our Weimeraner, who hates water in every other situation , delights in leaping into and coating himself in gunge). It was rather an ambitious subject for my planned 15 minutes or so of sketching - I left my watch at home so not sure how long I did spend - but it was a start. All very pleasant, but it seemed to take a big chunk out of the day. I should start out earlier in the morning, but that's so freezing cold here in June until September! And I need a pedometer so I can keep track of my steps.