Ink can be a super cool medium for drawing and shading (we’re talking on paper here!), but it is a little bit more on the difficult side to use effectively.  It takes some practice to learn the proper pressure to apply, and how to avoid those awful gummy spots that ballpoint can leave behind.

Calligraphy is a popular art form all to itself, done using the type of tools photographed above.  I’m hoping to one day soon integrate ink art into my repertoire, because I believe that it brings a special kind of effect that can’t be achieved through any other medium.

What do you think of ink art?

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Trips to the art store for me are like trips to the Costco for other people: “I’m just going in to grab some milk.”  Next thing I know, I’m $50 broker than that I was when I went in, but unlike Costco shoppers, I don’t have any buyer’s remorse!  Today was the day that I decided to get more organized and grabbed this lovely craft organizer from Canadian Tire.  It won’t be long before it gets filled up!