A few weeks ago before Christmas, I went out drawing with my life drawing group in Dunsmuir gardens, which is a local community garden. We have been drawing outdoors since the start of the pandemic. As I was packing up to go home, I left the bag containing my drawing book, a case of pens and pencils and a small blanket I use for warmth.
When I got home my bag was gone. I rushed back, the book holds drawings going back to 2013 and lots of memories. In spite of looking everywhere, it could not be found. I try generally not to be too precious about my work, but this really upset me. My daughter suggested I post on Facebook and tag all local organizations, which I did. That night it rained heavily and I kept thinking of my book out there somewhere.The next evening I googled "lost sketchbook" and found a listing in Craigslist lost and found.
A lovely woman who lived locally had found it and I was able to retrieve it. She left it on her porch for me.
Here is the drawing from the book of one of the flowers I buy to cheer myself up through the winter.