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People sometimes ask me how long it takes to ‘break in” a new fountain pen. This is normally a hard question to answer, since a lot of it depends on the pen. Softer nibs break in faster than harder ones, … Continue reading
It’s been audience appreciation week here on the old blog, since I was kind of surprised when the old blogging software told me I’d made a thousand posts. I wouldn’t have made them if it wasn’t for you, dear readers, … Continue reading
Stormy weather prevents the post I planned for today, so it’s time to turn to the notebook for inspiration. I don’t know if you’ve met the house notebook, which normally lives on the coffee table so I can write in … Continue reading
Today was a day for photographing giraffe heads and eating tater tots, and for a first encounter with the Five Secular Saints of Antelopia. Stuffed antelopes are among my favorite photographic subjects, and these five seemed to be arranged purely … Continue reading
When you’ve been drawing a lot of group portraits of your audience as you imagine them and inking them for hours with the scritchy-scratchy pen, it’s fun to take up the drawing of the day sketchbook and one of the … Continue reading
A thousand posts and a post here on this little blog, and all due to our lovely, lovely audience. I have drawn some more pictures of you to say thank you. Here’s hoping you can see yourself in there somewhere.
This little guy was hanging around on the back wall of our house last night, being extremely hard to photograph. The harsh light from the floods and the tiny sensor of the New Phone Camera are not well matched, … Continue reading
Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday evening and you are sitting peacefully in your own living room, doodling in your sketchbook while you watch this week’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race. (This is a completely pointless Food Network program … Continue reading
It was only after yesterday’s “Food News” went up that the software that underpins this blog (and which I usually do my best to ignore unless it is doing something weird or stupid) informed me that I had, all unknowing, … Continue reading