|The tools that buy art supplies and employ tradesmen.|
|Rotring Rapidograph pens, the best for drafting fine lines, the hardest tool to keep operable, a real drafting pain.|
|Every time I passed, I added more paint;|
the darks weren't dark enough.
They are so clogged with ink, I think they're dead. Somewhere down in the studio there's an electronic, vibrating washing machine for the pen points, but I don't care to go find it and the solution that's needed to revive my once favorite drafting tools. Tomorrow will do. Right now, wine and whining.
I did manage to paint a little--very little--in between building a swell shower in a master bath and rounding up my stuff. Every time I passed that watercolor I did the other day, I thought why can't I get it dark enough? So I would stop and add another layer of paint. Then there was Zac just lying on the breakfast room table staring at me with that hair.I noticed the blue needs cleaning up, but he'll wait. Drafting pains aside, I've settled down. This is the stuff that buys art supplies.