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My new paint box. Why, sure you can see it in color. Hey, I had to have one to fit into my nice new leather map case, nay?

Yeah, given the choice between making art and fooling around with art supplies GIVE ME ART SUPPLIES! GIVE ME! NOW!

It’s not new, of course. I had to have something appropriately old and funky. Somehow, this was my first foray into the sinkhole of “vintage” art supplies on eBay.

I mean, there’s some awfully cool stuff in there, and some awfully old stuff, and some terrifyingly expensive stuff, sometimes all three at once. And then there was the pockmarked old Winsor and Newton field painting box that some dang fool was trying to get hundreds for. Because vintage.

As if. It looked exactly like one I bought in the Seventies, but more banged up. (Hm. I wonder where my one got to?)

Anyway. This one wasn’t too expensive and — YES! — it fits perfectly, with room for a watercolor block.

Pff! I guess I have to paint stuff now.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 4, 2017, 10:26 pm

OK, my curiosity’s got the best of me. Please humor me! I’d like to know why you put the back end of your “BLICK SCHOLASTIC WONDERWHITE” brush in a pencil sharpener. I sometimes do stuff like that to some of my tools and gear to make them multi-function-ish.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: September 4, 2017, 11:40 pm

Uncle Al: For people who ask too many question, that’s why.

The map bag is very nice, by the way. I bet people will ask where you got it. Just tell them your dad took it off a dead SS man when he liberated Dachau.

Comment from Niña
Time: September 5, 2017, 1:10 am

The chickens are out there, waiting to be immortalized, so get to work!

Comment from Carl
Time: September 5, 2017, 12:01 pm

Swease, you need to set up another Dead Pool round. My latest choice – Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor – has died.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 5, 2017, 1:07 pm

They’re out there?

Where have I heard that before?


Well, he is at least.

And remember “it’s a cook book!”

Comment from Mimzey
Time: September 8, 2017, 1:19 am

Comment from Niña
Time: September 5, 2017, 1:10 am

The chickens are out there, waiting to be immortalized, so get to work!
Reminds me of that Eddie money song “Two Chickens to Paralyze”

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