Happy October everyone!
A brand new month... and the start of my favorite season: Autumn.
Who is ready for hoodies, sweaters, scarves, red mittens, long johns, wool socks, plaid flannel shirts,
down vests, comforters...
frito chili pie, stew,... -- I know, ... I know- it gets me too; the very thought of it all.
... I've already put flannel snowflake sheets on the bed.
We just have to turn the ac down a little still. lol
Well just ran down and got the mail and
it was a happy mail day.
If you're a fountain pen person; then seeing the sucker above probably has you
already knowing I got an order from Goulet pens.
They send a sucker in every order.
A penned by hand thankyou as well!
Awhile back I somehow bent the nib on one of my most favorite pens.
I wish I knew how because I don't recall at all having an accident with it.
Anyways, I finally ordered a new nib and broke down and got the ink miser as well.
Some of my bottles of ink are getting low and are getting so hard to draw ink into
my pens. I can't wait to try the ink miser.
Since I "had" to place an order anyways, I bought a new color to try of ink.
It's called Noodler's fox.
I've never used red before but thought it might be fun
to play around with in a sketchbook.
If I remember right it's supposed to be fairly waterproof when dry.
This is what it's going in.
If you're not into fountain pens you'll just think this is the silliest post but
if you DO love fountain pens then... you'll understand- totally.
I can't help myself... I love it so much. :)
It's a noodler's sea coral.
I can't wait to fix it and draw up that foxy ink. :)
On my evening walk the other night I passed one of the persimmon trees
and picked a handful to bring home to sketch.
My books are filling up with little bits of real life here.
In this one I've been filling with faces.
In the books I've shared here lately, I've been encouraged to
create and write every day. Quick little sketches..
and to not be ashamed at whatever level you're at. It's about the process
not the final result. And... to not compare to others ... and
never a competition. I love that. It's so true.
Just practice every day. Do something, anything every day.
As I sat a couple days ago playing in my book... this little
sketch came to be. It's only had a bit of watercolor added and when I set it aside
to let it dry I thought I'd work on it again later but I'm gonna leave it alone.
It wasn't on my mind when it started... but I know this woman.
I had no intention to sketch this friend who went to heaven a few years ago...
but it's my friend who I used to see in the nursing home on Hospice. I see her heart
and her soul... in those sky blue eyes of hers. It's totally her.
You just never know when you sit down with a sketchbook what or "who" might come to be.
I better sign off and get busy around here.
We're having company over the weekend and the dust bunnies have been
multiplying like crazy.
Til we meet again,