|Contour Ink Drawing/wc sketch 5 x 8|
One minute I am not around and then I post 3 times in a day. Sigh. Feast or famine, that is me.
Okay I finally received my Noodler's Ink and Lamy fountain pen. Something that has been on my "I-sure-would-like-it" list for a long time.
Not exactly cheap. Either one of them.
And I had to buy an ink refill adapter if I was going to use ink other than cartridges. It's fun to be using a "fountain pen" again after all these years.
I have been away from my contour sketching for a long time (and it shows). You do lose the muscle tone for it and the eye for it if you don't do it regularly!
I wanted to show Cynthia that I keep some of my odds and ends in an old dishwasher basket I picked up at a garage sale. It does not work real well for brushes. I was disappointed about that. But for other odds and ends like the milkshake straws that I wind my hand-painted washi tape on, pens, toothbrushes, and etc. That funny pointy tool with the wood handle I picked up in clock shop repair shop for 25 cents. I thought it would be great for embossing things like styrofoam. Yet to be tried.
Incidentally…the sun is warming things up to a toasty 70 degrees here in the north woods this afternoon! Despite the pounding hail from last Wed, the wild strawberries are making a come back and my impatiens flowers are rebounding. Greg brought a tiny green inch worm in for lunch on his shoulder and he inches all around our lunch plates until a took him outside again. So cute.