Get your sketchbooks ready. The final coat of varnish is being delicately brushed on to the long-awaited, much-promised, and embarrassingly tardy Tea post on the magnificent value of doodling and it's kin.
Grab that sketchbook (or run to target, Walgreen's, etc. and get one, NOW) and your zipper bag of doodling tools (your choice, but include color felt pens/pencils...and...?)
While you wait: watch (or set your Tivo) for Rubicon and Mad Men on AMC, the best two, back-to-back hours currently on the tube. You haven't been watching Rubicon—Sunday night is episode four? You can catch up on line, here—RUBICON—and see "Full Episodes." This is an espionage thriller without all the shooting and car chases—in the vein of the classic Robert Redford film, Three Days of the Condor. AMC airs the new episode of Rubicon twice each Sunday night.
See you back here soon-ish...with your sketchbook.
Photo: My studio/office, top shelf, recent sketchbooks (30 of more than 150); next shelf down, blank sketchbooks-in-waiting and a few art supplies (mostly small watercolor sets.) Far left, one each from my collections of pith helmets and globes. (All globes purchased at swapmeets, garage sales, etc. for a few bucks each. Pith helmets, a little more.)