There is no excuse for not drawing. The 'no time' reason cannot apply. All I need is to carry a sketch book and a few pens and pencils with me the same way that I always have a camera in my handbag or whatever bag I happen to be carrying. Drawing sharpens my observation skills which means to say that the more often and the more sketches I do, the more connected I will be with my surroundings. Drawing is like meditation because there is nothing one can focus on except the subject one is drawing. This sketch of the giant water lily from the Amazon was made at the Botanic Gardens in about 15 minutes.