This ink drawing was done with a big brush in a small sketchbook on watercolor paper. I love this big old brush,which has served me for more than ten years as tool and as model in some still life paintings. Now I picked it up again after a long time to use it as drawing tool to fill this sketchbook with a series of simple ink drawings of tree landscapes. The sketchbook is handmade in coptic binding. I found it on the Mainzer Minipressen Fair in 2009. I want a “Japanese book” and so some Haiku by Matsuo Basho will be noted as well on pages in between the drawings.