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Fall Clean Up

The water level has dropped quite a bit and we’ve been doing some cleaning up outside. And inside. I’ve noticed that I’ve accumulated a lot of extra stuff and I am methodically getting rid of the excess. I’ve noticed that I have a lot of mini sketchbooks (4 x 6 inch size). I have enough […]

New Pen and Ink Supplies

A friend gave me a $40 giftcard at Michael’s for my birthday, and I found a 40% off entire purchase coupon, which allowed me to get a lot for my money. I got a set of four sepia Micron pens, a set of three black Copic pens, some colored pencils and a pad of pen […]

Upgrades and useful items.

I got myself a few early birthday presents recently, which are all useful things as well. I am not a big shopper, but I do like purchasing items that will improve my life. Last year I bought a down comforter and now I’ve made my bed perfect with a wool blanket. They are pricy, but […]

Circular Blue Abstract

This mini abstract sketch came about after I bought a large plexiglass triangle with a four inch circle cut into the middle of it. Useful for drawing right angles, circles and straight lines, it looks like something you might see in The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies. I bought it at The Guild during my […]

Refocus on Drawing and Sketching

I’ve been putting off my artwork lately, mainly because I am too tired at the end of the day to do anything. The general lack of energy is bothering me, so I am focusing on improving my nutrition in general. Also, I have decided to pare down my immediate art goals. This month I am […]

New Lamy Safaris

I recently bought two new fountain pens, Lamy Safaris in F (fine) and EF (extra fine) nibs (yellow and red). I have had a Lamy Al-Star with a medium nib for years, but I thought it was way too thick for drawing. I also got some converters, so I can use my own ink. Ever […]

Golden demo

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a hands-on product demo of Golden acrylic products with instructor Adria Arch who is a member of the GOLDEN Working Artist Program. CPSA District Chapter 112 had arranged for this event and this is the first time I have attended anything organized by the chapter. I am […]

Weather Blessings

The storm was such a blessing to me, as I was let off work early on Friday and got to spend more time with Cate and on my colored pencil work. We didn’t lose power at all, but we did have a small plumbing mishap (unrelated to the storm) which was a small damper on […]

Bonus Sketchbook

I was recently browsing through a banker’s box of filled sketchbooks and I found a book that was never before used. It is an “art spiral” book by Maruman, landscape format, about 6.5 x 9 inches. I vaguely remember purchasing it a few years back, but I completely forgot about it and it was a […]

New Workspace

After over a year of using my kitchen table as a desk, I have finally gotten my act together. Rather than go with a drafting table, I opted for a regular desk because I prefer to work on a flat surface and I wanted it to fit in with the look of the room. I […]