for your comments on my pictures. I was feeling very brave yesterday
when I posted the pictures! :=) My mother was a very talented artist--
pen and ink, oils, and some watercolors--and while I did not inherit
her ability to draw, I did inherit her love of color, and the enjoyment
of detail work. I don't use lined composition books, but my favorite
books are $3.00 scrapbooks that I buy at Dollar General. They are
about 8" X 10", and the cover is stiff enough that I can work in my lap
as I watch television (or sit in a hospital room or waiting room...).
I section off the pages and do the initial designs with a black Pitt
brush pen, then do the color work, and finally the fine details with
Pitt or Prismacolor black fine pens. I bought the first Pitt pens when
Mother moved in with my husband and me last fall; I was trying to get
her back into her artwork and I thought she'd like them. I didn't
realize that she was much sicker than we thought, and she never used
them. She passed away in early December at the age of 89.
Thank you again.