The weather was absolutely gorgeous this weekend so I spent a good portion of it pushing Ruu in her swing and weeding the yard. I’m sort of a weirdo, because I genuinely enjoy yard work, particularly the part where I sit on the porch, enjoy a pipe, and survey my handy work in true Hobbit fashion.  The grass is starting to grow in patches which means Spring and mowing season is upon us, folks. Time to start planning the garden!

 

Tools of the Trade

Here are some of the tools I use when making art.

 

For larger artwork I use Strathmore Bristol Pads 11X14.

For art on-the-go I adore my Sketch Wallet.

My pencil of choice is a Pentel Graphgear 500 with .7mm blue or red lead. <— This and my Sketch Wallet are the two tools that go with me everywhere.

For inking, I’m digging Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens.

While I’ve tried lots of different writing software solutions I keep coming back to old reliable: Microsoft Word.