I have been keeping written journals of our travels, but don't usually illustrate them. Now that I have turned 80 I find that 'sit-down' activities are much more appealing, and I love being outdoors. There are so many possibilities for sketching birds and plants anywhere. I watched a doe give birth to her fawn in our paddock several weeks ago and wished I had been able to record it on paper. I'm hoping this course will help me gain the skills to do that.