|Me teaching paint making.|
I've learned a few things returning from my scribal pause and thought they might interest you.
- Experimenting with materials and techniques both new and old is intriguing. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy and missed learning and testing things scribal. Revisiting this has given me new awareness and inspiration.
- I'm more consistent about scanning and photographing my work. I make notes on materials, techniques and process for this blog. But this helps me learn and be more aware of my efforts.
- I now place my palette and water as close as possible to my work. When doing numerous tiny strokes this controls blobs or splashes. It's a time and motion thing I learned as a hygienist.
|Aged paint pallet.|
- Supplies don't last forever. - Duh- Since my return I found warn, bent, or separated tines on some nibs. An ink separated, and even when I shook it well it feathered on the page. Long dried pallet paint didn't reconstitute. A quality scroll is influenced by quality materials and tools, so I've gradually replenished my stash.
- I also use a yeti-type covered beverage vessel to assure I rinse my brushes in water not my tea.