Sketch book drawings are the purest form of art for art sake. A quick impression of life on the run. Just instincts, a flick of the wrist and sometimes a lot of nerve.
During a guided tour of the Versailles I was powered walked through by Attila the Hun guide and was not allowed time to stop and sketch. I wanted to draw the famous Hall of Mirrors, so I hung way way back and blended into the Japanese tour group behind. Being 5 foot one, this wasn't very difficult. After taking a few photos with my new best friends, I quick penciled a sketch of the room and planned to water color later at the hotel.
Eventually, the tour guide Babette, hunted me down and scolded me in french. I smiled and pretended to be dumb American.
Art for art sake.