Over the holidays I purchased a watercolor Moleskine and I am enjoying the sketchbook very much. This one is larger than the one I saw a few months ago, with no perforations for removing the painting. These two sketches were adapted from online news photos of the Obama inauguration. I don't usually like to work from photos taken by other people, but on January 20th we were at home, which probably was the best place to see the festivities. Here are Yo Yo Ma and Aretha, both looking very cold indeed. At least Aretha had a coat, gloves and a hat.