flower's edge



This chrysanthemum drawn with a rarely-used pen, which scratched and spat at me. Composition echoed my feelings: edgy. I was tired and had misplaced my favorite fountain pen. Calmed down while drawing, and thought back over the day, mentally retracing my steps. Hmm. I was really slouching while reading the paper this morning. Tested the hypothesis... eureka. Favorite pen redisovered - with a number other interesting objects - between two sofa cushions downstairs.


Your "edgy" composition works just right. Question: What is the identity of your favorite fountain pen? (I don't much abou them.)

Thanks. The pen is a particular favorite because it was a present from my father. I was very pleased to see it again. The brand is Mont Blanc - expensive, but not necessarily the "best" for drawing - depends on who you ask. I think it had been given to my father by one of his graduate students and he passed it along to me when I finished my M.F.A. in writing.

Russ Stuttler at http://www.sketching.cc/ is somewhat of an expert on fountain pens, and he maintains a wonderful forum... You might try there for informed advice and opinions.

Funny how our drawings reflect our moods.



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