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First drawing of 2012 - usagiguy
First drawing of 2012

This was done with ink and watercolor on 4-ply 500 series cold press Strathmore bristol on 01/02/12.

Another thing I did on that day was watch the Rose Parade on TV. The Tournament of Roses organization made an agreement with the churches in the area to never have the parade on a Sunday, so it was held on Monday this year. I live in Pasadena and would go down to watch it in person, but the crowds just got too much for me. However, the highlight for me is at the beginning, when the B-2 Stealth Bomber does its fly-by. Our house is right on its flight path, and it passes over us really low. Everyone on the block comes out to watch it fly overhead, then give each other our New Year greetings. It's a nice neighborhood tradition.

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From: Michael Takahara Date: January 4th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello Stan,

I just love your water color work. Thanks for sharing.

In high school, one year and glued flower on one of the Rose Parade floats. It's amazing how many flowers are on those floats and all the volunteers they need to complete them on time. A couple of years ago we took the kids to see the floats in that place they store them for the public to see (a week or two after the parade). It is neat to see them up close compared to on TV.

Peace, maka
From: uncleerniek Date: April 8th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Old FW Ink Update

To update you on the possible reintroduction of the old FW ink, you can read about the sad news at the fountain pen network.

usagiguy From: usagiguy Date: April 9th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Old FW Ink Update

Yes, sad news, indeed. I still have a couple bottles of the old Badger Black Opaque ink, but have started looking for a replacement.

I appreciate you telling me of the status of the FW formula, and please let me know if anything changes.

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