Monday, May 29, 2006

Extreme Good Fortune



My husbands father was an artist, cartoonist, signwriter and ticket writer. He died over 10 years ago, and hadn't used these items for about 10 years before that. Over the years in various clean-ups I have been the fortunate recipent of paints, pastels, stacks of watercolour paper and paints, pencils, brushes and books. In a final clean-up my husband wanted this little glass and cedar drawer cabinet and brought it home still packed as his dad had it. Never a pen and ink girl, I did my first sketches in ink about 2 months ago in response to Danny Gregory's "Creative License" book. I'm loving it! And now, out of the blue, find I am the lucky recipent of three draws of nibs, nib holders and other ink drawing materials!!! What ink there was has long dried up, but I will remedy that situation swiftly! So I'm about to move on up from my markers and disposable cartridge pen! to dipping ink and any nib you can imagine! I am truly lucky! (Always have been!)

14 comments:

Robyn said...

You lucky, lucky duck. What a treasure!

A very jealous,
Robyn
Scratches & Scribbles

Alison said...

It's a beautiful cabinet - i have my fahter's scientific slide cabinet - somewhat similar - but the drawers are only .5cm high and there are 50 of them.

Bonny said...

What a wonderful legacy for both you and your husband! He has something to remember his father and you remember him every time you use his pens and tools. You share a common interest and passion with him. So use those pens and make them create as he once did!

Shelly McC said...

Wow! Oh you lucky thing! I just love the box!!! Gorgeous. (I am a bit of a boxophile)

Lin said...

HOW Wonderful for you!!!!!! ENJOY! And how fortunate to have such an artistic family!

Donn said...

You are very fortunate and lucky he kept everything so neat. You will be kept busy trying out all the different nibs. His artistic ability must have rubbed off on you too!

Ujwala said...

wow! a treasure chest! looking forward to seeing your efforts with these new pens.

Sue said...

So many fun toys with such a wonderful connection. How to make a grateful heart happy!

Anna said...

Nice blog and some great paintings and drawings!

Linda said...

What a lovely chest, and so full of wonderful bits of memorabilia! Your recent drawings are wonderful, too! :-)

Sioux said...

What a wonderful find. The chest is beautiful, too.

pedalpower said...

Ahhh, how wonderful for you!

AnastasiaC said...

Amazing!! U are a lucky girl indeed!

maldoridi said...

How wonderful! I'm very jealous as well - there is something wonderfully tactile about pen and ink, isn't there? :)