My Pilot Kaküno Demonstrator Collection

My wife and I each have a small collection of fountain pens. Neither of us owns anything that would be considered expensive, as far as fountain pens go, but we’re both happy with (most of ) the pens that we have. We also recently signed up to an email list for the Orange County Pen … Continue reading “My Pilot Kaküno Demonstrator Collection”

Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot

Edited November 6th, 2017, to link up the art supplies. Updated November 22nd, 2017, to note the passing of Gumball on November 21st. R.I.P., Gumball. — This was actually drawn on the 24th of last month. I sat down to draw with a purpose in mind: To make a suitable graphic for my next post … Continue reading “Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot”

Inktober/Drawlloween 2015

Inktober is a yearly ink-drawing challenge initiated by Jake Parker in 2009. Drawlloween, which also takes place every October, was started by Brian Sora. It focuses less on medium and more on Halloween-themed drawing prompts. Both events are fun, and each is worth participating in, regardless of your skill level as an artist.

Fire-Breathing Foo Dragon?

Originally published at on July 14th, 2017. Added to on October 31st, 2017. —   I started this drawing on June 26th, and finally finished it yesterday. I used an array of materials, but this piece is a direct result of picking up my first batch of Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens in colors … Continue reading “Fire-Breathing Foo Dragon?”

For Readers

Index Card “Hack”: The Bookmark Diary – September 6th, 2017 Triggered by On Writing – April 10th, 2017 Sappho’s Fragment 31: Malcolm Jack VS “Many Happy Returns” – originally published in 2010. @Medium Itadakimasu: What impulse are we feeding? – October 25th, 2017 Hobgoblins: On Emerson and returning to Medium – October 23rd, 2017 Fiction … Continue reading “For Readers”

Dodson’s Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Doodling and Noodling

Originally published on February 16th, 2016, at Edited February 25th, 2016. Edited and republished at on March 8th, 2017. Added to on October 31st, 2017. — This is my first post in what I hope will be an informative series on working my way through – with my wife in tow – … Continue reading “Dodson’s Keys to Drawing with Imagination: Doodling and Noodling”

I’m Spilling My Guts

Originally published at on October 26th, 2017. Added to on October 31st, 2017. — Over at Medium. OK, technically, it’s just a tolerable drip, but it’s bound to be a spill soon! I swear that it is! Read this post to understand why. Or at least part of why. I want this model … Continue reading “I’m Spilling My Guts”

For Writers

Blogging Beyond the Grave – originally published on October 28th, 2017, at I’m Spilling My Guts – originally published on October 27th, 2017, at Backing Up an iCloud Drive Folder to DropBox – originally published on August 12th, 2017, at So Long, Ulysses! Hello, Pages? Maybe? – originally published on August 11th, … Continue reading “For Writers”