I’ve had the same set of watercolours in a Windsor and Newton black enamel tin since I was a first year art student at Falmouth. Over the years the pans of colours have been renewed but it’s one of those little constants I return to that makes me feel secure. I started doing quick sketches in watercolour of lockdown skies in March. I didn’t think I would need to make another sketchbook to contain them all. Yesterday it was an even pale grey all day so I didn’t bother painting it. Today it looks more interesting so I may well do several. There are no rules other than to be guided by the wind.
Who knew typewriter keys were the perfect drying rack for small prints?
This lockdown A4 foldout inspired by a Farrow and Ball colour chart
Tiny teddy and I working through the dreaded writer’s block together. This little chap and his bedding I made for my daughter out of scraps, the typewriter is fimo, bamboo skewer, and wire.
Gummed labels! They come in a roll and at some point they get a dog ear and catch on the platen and a quick job making an address label or a jam label turns into a sticky platen fix nightmare.
I did a search for gummed labels and it seems you just can’t get the kind you moisten yourself any more. But you can still get these massive rolls of gummed brown paper. It’s a no brainer! I’m so happy with my home made labels, and so are my typewriters.