The "first ever" David Burton's sketchnote has a pretty nice origin.
Here is what he wrote:
I've always drawn & sketched ideas out for clients & colleagues, but having a talk I gave sketchnoted blew my mind. I immediately promised to return the favour one day, which resulted in my first ever sketchnote attempt.
I find I get a lot more out of conferences if I'm sketchnoting, whether for myself or for cash. I love the challenge of drawing live events, it's exciting, it keeps me on my toes, and it's all practice as I evolve my own style.
Pick up a pen and give it a go, it's good fun
Dont' miss othe David's works on his Flickr Set
I like your story David!