Every young mother (and father) knows this feeling. Keeping a full work schedule and starting a family when you are running on interrupted sleep can wear a body down. So when the nine-month-old finally takes a mid-day nap, so does mommy. That’s when I grab my sketchbook, ‘cuz I know I’ve got a 15-20 minute pose to draw. This is gouache: ultramarine blue, cad yellow and cad red plus white – touched up with watercolor pencils on Arches paper.