I carry sketchbooks where ever I go. Last night was the annual Stevens Point Tuba Christmas at the university. With time to spare before the concert, I wanted to capture something of the feel of the event in my 4″ x 6″ $1.50 cold press non-100%-cotton pad. (Not to disparage those who only use better quality, but I am sketching for myself, in the moment). To add insult to the paper quality I chose, I had also attempted to press a flower, unsuccessfully on this page and had a blot…. wait!.. that looked just like (or kinda like) the bell of a tuba! Voila! That blot provided me a starting point in the chaos that was on the stage. Merry Christmas, everyone!