A storm was kicking up late the other day, and I couldn’t help thinking my garden wouldn’t make it through the night. I even picked my sole cucumber, as I had visions of a big wind carrying it across town!
My plants ended up weathering the winds just fine, of course. The whole event served as a nice bit of inspiration — maybe we’re all stronger than we think we are — and a good excuse to test some art supplies in my Stillman and Birn Zeta sketchbook. The verdict? It’s a great surface for Derwent Watercolor Pencils and a Derwent blender, as well as my favorite Uniball Vision Exact pen. I like the Zeta surface for Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and Prismacolor Verithins, too.
Also…cucumbers fresh from the vine are delicious!
The Illustration Friday theme this week is “fragile,” by the way.