Spring is such an inspiring time of year for sketching as the weather warms up and the world grows more colorful. I try to carry my sketchbook everywhere. Here’s a few of my recent explorations!

Flower fields in the Skagit Valley, 3.5" x 11" ink & watercolor in Moleskine book
Flower fields in the Skagit Valley, 3.5″ x 11″ ink & watercolor in Moleskine book
Salish Sea from Chuckanut Drive, 8" x 8" ink and watercolor
Salish Sea from Chuckanut Drive, 8″ x 8″ ink and watercolor
My tools on Chuckanut Drive
My tools on Chuckanut Drive
Point Robinson LIghthouse, Vashon Island, 3.5" x 11" ink & watercolor in Moleskine book
Point Robinson LIghthouse, Vashon Island, 3.5″ x 11″ ink & watercolor in Moleskine book
Sketching at Point Robinson, Vashon Island. Ps. I’m expecting a┬ábaby girl in June! Photo by Darin Reid

And closer to home in Seattle at one of my favorite spots for breakfast, Fresh Flours on Phinney Ridge!

Continuous line contour drawings with morning coffee
Continuous line contour drawings with morning coffee
Procrastinating my laptop work... 3.5" x 11" ink & watercolor in Moleskine book
Procrastinating my laptop work… by sketching others at work. 3.5″ x 11″ ink & watercolor in Moleskine book