Pen & Ink
A fun way to enjoy your travels and to bring back fond memories is to take along a few permanent black ink pens, a multi-media pad of sketch paper, and a small watercolor set w/ brush.
Sit back at a lovely outside table at a French or Greek cafe and sketch the view. Be aware that you will, no doubt, draw a crowd of people to view your art and probably get into a conversation -- maybe you might gain a friend or two. You may even be offered a free drink by the manager because you are attracting customers to the cafe.
Below are a few sketches that only took a short time to complete.
Because the ink dries rather quickly, it is fun to add a little bit of color to remember a great time.
The sketches below do not have titles but they bring back wonderful memories.
Begin with an ink sketch, then add color -->
Windows can be beautiful
Only a few people are up if you sketch early
Catch a dancer in the street.
A local pet.
Doors can be enchanting
So don't forget to take along your sketch pad and a few ink pens.