The heat wave continues in Illinois. Our prayers were answered to stop the rainy months that ended in the middle of July. Like every year everybody craves to go outside and do outdoor activities. In our family gathering, young adults and kids walked to the beach, meanwhile I found shelter in the shade of a big tree. I had enough sun in the past two weeks, so I gave my skin a break. I sat in a chair, took my sketch tools out of my bag and sketch the members of family left, men only. Something happens when I'm sketching, I'm aware of my surroundings but at the same time I'm not aware, I could hear them talk but I wasn't really paying attention, I was lost into my paper, my pen, and the dance of lines and spaces I was creating. I didn't feel the heat of the sun, the wind, or hear the boats. I gave my mind a break as well. I LOVE SKETCHING.