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I thought the harbors looked a little too safe to require lighthouses, so I made some improvements.

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Special thanks to my cat for his photography assistance.


I was looking for some waterproof ink the other day, to draw this little pig thing with, which I bought at a zoo, and which is recycled from plastic bags or something. I like zoos a lot, and I go to a lot of them, and I plan to post some animal pictures shortly from the zoo I went to last week. At any rate, I turned the house upside-down looking for some ink and all I could find was a little red bottle that was at least 30 years old. At some point during the last few decades, somebody had screwed the cap on wrong and now it wouldn’t come off. After several hours of trying, I got the ink to come out by drilling a series of holes in the cap and draining it drop by drop into a jar.

When I went to add some watercolor, I found that the ink was not even remotely waterproof. Despite that, I think it came out well, so here it is:

pig thing

Ink and watercolor

shoe heap
26 x 36 cm, bamboo pen + ink and watercolor on Arches paper.

Thanks to the amazing waterbrush, I was able to get some painting done on the plane trip. I was going to paint this orange, but somehow it was eaten first. It’s just as well, though, because the peel was much more interesting.

orange peel

orange peel

They were tasty.

onions and shallots
About 4″x6″