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While I was looking for something this afternoon, I had a surprise meeting with an old and very dear friend, one I miss very much these days. No matter how much I like my digital cameras, their power and flexibility, … Continue reading
People sometimes come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get started with … Continue reading
Money can be exchanged for goods and services. And the selling prices of goods and services are determined, in the broadest sense, by the forces of the marketplace. Material things are worth what people are prepared to pay for them. … Continue reading
And there is no better companion for a time wasting walk than a camera. Playing around with a very narrow depth of field in the garden on the corner, with sort-of-impressionistic results … the striped ornamental grass is cheerful and … Continue reading
Do you know what these things are, and what they’re for? If you know, can you remember the boxes they came in, the sounds they made, the way they smelled? How ridiculously angry you would get when one worked only … Continue reading
Thought I’d show you some more of the “Twins, Tutor” series this week, but the first sketchbook I pulled down at random didn’t have one in it. But I did find Natalie, Mr. Whiskers, and the Green Man,and here they … Continue reading
This blog’s complex relationship with the works of JRR Tolkien is well known (search “Tolkien” for assorted links), but there’s no denying that Middle Earth is a complex setting that lends itself to the best in fantasy cartography. And if … Continue reading
“The Twins, with their new Tutor, at the bus stop, with the groceries” Imagine my shock to discover that the “best of the drawing of the day” posts have been going up more or less every week for rather more … Continue reading
Red, green, and bronze: Virginia creeper in the rain. I was exercising the weather resistance of the K-30 and the DA* 55mm f/1.4 lens we call the Mouse (Or maybe “Maus”. I’m not sure yet.) in the backyard this morning, … Continue reading