Sketch wise, I started in Albuquerque (ABQ)
Number 1, smooth - mirror at hotel
Number 2, glasses - glasses on the sink in hotel
Number 3, old - travel mug from Love's I've had for years, probably since we used to go to Canada
Number 4, something you eat - chips
Number 5, keys
Number 8, used when dry - towel on door
Jason Horejs at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, has had a mentoring student for the last two years. You can apply to be the student or you can apply to audit the class. As the student you get tutoring, a stipend and a show at Xanadu Gallery. Great opportunity.
I have monitored the classes for a reasonable fee. I learned so much and will probably do it again this year. Well worth the effort. It is especially good if you are trying to get into a gallery. Lots of advice and help.
We went to Albuquerque to see our great great grand nephews or whatever the official name might be. They are now 3 years old. Never a dull or quiet moment when those identical twins are around. You ask who did something and they point at their brother and say, "That guy did it!" We ask where is your brother as we can't call them by name. If you ask, What is your name?" They both give the same answer, so that is no help at all.