Archive for April, 2005

Findings Order

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

After a day plus of playing with jewelry making — i find myself compelled to place an order, mainly for findings.

50216 S/P Post Earrings Sample Pack, 5 pairs 1 $5.75 $5.75
50194 S/P Oval Drop Posts, 10 1 $5.75 $5.75
50215 G/P Post Earrings Sample Pack, 5 pairs 1 $5.75 $5.75
49076 White B Nymo 1 $0.97 $0.97
49074 White O Nymo 1 $0.97 $0.97
49075 Black B Nymo 1 $0.97 $0.97
49072 Silver Wire, 22g 1 $2.70 $2.70
49073 Black O Nymo 1 $0.97 $0.97
49057 White Silk 1 $1.89 $1.89
49069 Gold Wire, 18g 1 $6.50 $6.50
49070 Silver Wire, 18g 1 $2.70 $2.70
49071 Gold Wire, 22g 1 $6.50 $6.50
49055 Big Eye Needles, 5 1 $4.75 $4.75
24007 Cupids Arrow Collection of Beads 1 $10.95 $10.95
51006 Bead Reamer Set 1 $8.95 $8.95

Buying Art Supplies

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

http://www.dickblick.com/

Golden discounts are as deep as the member’s discount at MisterArt and they have a good supply of calligraphy nibs. The website is far more comfortable for me, very easy to find stuff.

New brushes & surfaces

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005

I’d read a guide about brushes (one i cannot find now, but the URLs below are also helpful) and had decided i ought to purchase boar bristle brushes next. I actually have no idea what material my previous bushes have had.

At the Sunnyvale Aaron Brother’s store, i purchased three new brushes, all Princeton brand with navy handles, silver ferrules, and white boar bristle. They were less expensive than some of the other brushes i was inspecting, but they were what i had decided would be useful. (We’ll see.) All at $2.99. The fan is for experimenting; the round to see if with boar’s bristle i find it a more attractive brush. I find myself always turning to the brights.

Fan #6 (2 in wide arc), Bright #4 (3/8″), Round #4 (3/16″ D ferrule)

The bright is very much like the silver handled, silver furruled Artisan (Winsor&Newton) #8 bright i have been using, and just a little shorter than the red handled, silver ferruled Azanta (Winsor&Newton) #4 flat.

I also bought a 3 pack of canvas boards (14×18; $7.49) and a pad of Canson Montval Watercolor paper (15×20; $16.99). I’ll use that water color paper as i have the bristol board. All to encourage me to work larger. (Why??)

I also got a small pad of the Canson Montval watercolor paper (5.5×8.5; $5.29) to use for gouache sketches.

http://www.opusframing.com/library/pdf/choosing_brushes.pdf

http://www.trueart.info/western_brushes.htm