Tuesday, August 4, 2009

you shall not pass

Today, I faced a great and grave danger. Only a few hours ago, I stood at the gates of horrors and laughed. At least I think I did. I'm pretty sure I laughed at least one time during the ordeal.

(Commercial Break)

Anyway, so I went to the craft/hobby store today. I had a reason. I promise, I did. I was out of 3x5 canvases and I've found they're my favorite. Anyway, that store is a giant TRAP for people like me. It's Ooh pretty paper, Wow that's a neat paintbrush, Whoa I need those stickers/paints/pencils/markers/chalks/etc. So usually I go in for one thing and come out with ten other things as well.

In my defense, it's a lot cheaper to buy art supplies than to go on a clothes-or-shoes shopping spree. So there.

I use the word So a lot.
SO ANYWAY (teehee), the awesome thing I brought home today is something I've been eyeing for a while....

India Ink!
Shown with a bamboo quill pen thingie.

There's some sort of special skill needed in order to work this thing. I bought brushes for them, but I'm afraid to try them right now. I might destroy something. Imagine an India ink-stained Tiph? It's permanent. It never goes away.


Oh yeah, and the reason for the blog title? Every time I think of danger I think of the scene in Lord of the Rings in which Gandalf very authoritatively advises the monster that he shall not pass. I take a paragraph to say this because I have nothing else to say.


Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

India Ink????!!!! How cool is that??? Wow...I hope next time I see you you don't resemble a dalmatian. :D :D lol.

I will say I agree with you about the shoes/clothes vs. art supplies! Maybe I'll do art...


tiph said...

I will try very hard not to be unevenly spotty! :D

Aw you so totally should! At least try different medias for a bit, see which you like best. :)

James said...

I take a paragraph to say this because I have nothing else to say :P

wow, I missed the commercial break the first reading!!

Texan91 said...

Yeah, not spotted unevenly...just a well thought out dalmatian.

Cool stuff. I'd like to do art. But I think I'd have no patience for my unskillful hand.

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