After viewing and admiring many other artist’s visual journals I got the idea of a different format that would enable me to work directly with watercolors on a high quality paper and capture a scene while traveling. The final results evolved into my Trainscape series. Little did I realize that September 11th would send me on this series. We were on our return trip home from a vacation and ended up on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. I had brought my watercolors with me and my mind was racing with the horrific events. The images became abstract. Nothing would come into focus as I gazed outside my train compartment. My concentration was on color next to color and a brushstroke that matched the movement of the train. Most recently a train trip from Los Angeles to Seattle produced clearer images, but still blurred and the feeling of movement.