I've decided to go with
black and white for the
Ink, Pens and Paper theme
Mainly because I haven't got time to colour it.
Sorry about the photo, the sun keeps going behind the clouds when I take it,
I'm up to about shot number 40. This is the best you are going to get.
I'm sure the sun is watching me and laughing.
I need one of those light box thingys that Tracey Fletcher King has :)
When I think of ink,
I immediately think of my dad
who was a draftsman.
Not the cheating kind that you get today,
you know, all they do is push a button and
something is drawn for them
and figures calculated.
Oh no, my dad was a real draftsman,
who drew by hand on a huge drawing board
and calculated things with a sliding rule.
Dad retired many years ago
and recently gave me his pens.
There are heaps of goodies in here
but I don't know what half of them are!
I was really excited until he told me that you have
to wash them out at the end of each day.
This entails pulling them apart and cleaning
Sounds too much like hard work to me,
so for now, I just like to look at them :)
I have to admit that the hand
doesn't really look as if it is drawing,
this is because I don't draw with that hand.
I'm a leftie and just held the pen in that hand while I drew with my left
but in doing that I didn't hold it as if I was drawing.
Silly moo that I am!!
I wasn't sure about the wrist action
of a rightie either,
so sorry if it looks weird,
you should all be left
like me then there would be no problem.
You can't see it in the terrible photos
but the paper is so old and mouldy
that you could easily call it
It must be at least 15 years old,
and it's itchy,
but we won't go there.
That's what I get for cleaning out old cupboards.
Now you've seen mine,
hop on over to Jenn's
and see all the other
Ink, Pens and Paper art.
PS. If the sun comes out I will try to get a better photo
and replace the one at the top.