After years of using the beloved Moleskine pocket sketchbook, I have finally gone back to my old friend the Aquabee Super Deluxe 808. Here's why I like it: the paper has a little tooth to it and it is perfect for pencil, pen and watercolor. It even accepts gesso on those occasions where I want to undo or redo a part of a sketch. It is also a little bigger (I use the 6" x 9" size). Finally, it lays flat so it is easier to paint on. Here are a few casual sketches I did of my backyard, while sitting on the deck, enjoying a cool Sunday afternoon and a nice cigar.