Nice set of supplies. After a few years I am still trying to settle on a set of supplies. In the process I have several i move between. Some with waterbrushes, some with pen and regular brushes. My palettes vary in size and shape. I would really like to settle on something as I want to make a leather case to keep them all together much like you…[Read more]
There were other lessons besides the entitlement of royalty and beautiful people always seem to luck out with romance. One is that kindness will be rewarded and cruelty will be punished. That’s a theme in almost every European fairy tale. Greed is discouraged, generosity valued. You should keep your promises. You should respect your elders. If you…[Read more]
I totally get where Philippe is coming from. Yes, for cooking weight is much more precise than volume. But volume is what is used for feeding your pets so cups it is. The only way you are going to use weight for feeding Phineas is if Philippe starts to make him dog food from scratch. DON’T TELL HIM THAT! Yes, there are plenty of recipes on the…[Read more]
I have quite a few pens and recently have invested in some very nice ones.
I have a lovely turquoise Lamy that I use for sketching. Also a MUJU unbranded one that isn’t bad at all. I really like the style. I have many Levenger pens, two Noodlers, a few dip pens nd I have THREE Bossert & Erhard. Absolutely…[Read more]
Why must you both have yellow shoelaces? Sure, the gray is dull so forget that. But shoelaces are cheap. You couldn’t buy some bright shoelaces in green or orange. Maybe find a bright blue to match your frames?…[Read more]
I have this little palette. It was one of the first I purchased and is still a favorite of mine. I like how I can switch out the half pans rather than have to wait for a color to be used up before replacing it. I no longer carry a brush, cup and water. I carry a waterbrush and one pen. They all fit in a harddrive case with some cut to size paper…[Read more]
Oh BOY! I’ve been wanting to try a black watercolor paper but couldn’t find one that was 140lb. The best I could do was a mixed medium and didn’t like it. So I bought a jar of Daniel Smith watercolor ground in black and painted my paper. I wasn’t pleased with the results but it was better than what I had been using.
Modern sugar is molasses added to sugar in anywhere from 4% to 6% to control it. But traditional brown sugar was the product you get when you first refine sugar cane. It’s the first step after the juice is heated and impurities removed. When you heat it and boil it down again, you remove the molasses and you eventually end up with white sugar.…[Read more]
What a touching story. You were so patient with Luke. Another child would not have had the perseverance to work with Luke for years but you did. While maybe all you wanted was to be able to pet him, what you did for him was far more important, reduce his fear, give him confidence, open his circle and trust another person. You might not have…[Read more]
I thought I’d never do a self portrait, or paint any portraits for that matter, but for last year’s July 2018 WWM one of the prompts was childhood memories. I had a B&W photo from Knott’s Berry Farm of myself about age 5 sitting on a stuffed bucking mule. It doesn’t really look like me but I know my parents will recognize it…[Read more]
My very first, independent trip to Europe I bought a small travel diary and attempted to journal my trip. I had tried and failed at a daily diary several times in my life so I worked hard to try to write something every day. I did take lots of photos (slides which I must digitize one of these days.) Since then I have started a private blog diary…[Read more]
Wow. I just bought a few of these to see how Iike them but after this review I can’t wait to try them. I actually bought them for plein air and I think they’ll be fine. After reading this I might even try a masking pen. I’ve only used a bottle and brush but being able to take a pen out would be awesome, especially if the zig zag behaves as you review.
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