Recently, Jim and I stopped by a Port Townsend framing shop on our way out of town, and there were scraps of matt board for sale, 10 cents each, in a bin. Halleluia. Once home, I pulled out an old elk skull from my studio bins, as well as some shells I'd picked up on the beach in Florida years ago, and did a study in pastels. It took me coming back to it two days in a row, as the sun had to be just right on the glass tabletop. Matt board makes a great surface for pastels. Today I also bought a little stool with a pack under it for street corner sketching, as well as a variety of Liquitex acrylic inks to fill my waterbrushes with for on the go. Watch out world, you're gonna get sketched!