A detour to Cat Socrates one sunny Saturday yielded this Taiwan travelogue by 貓。果然如是 catrain (that is one odd pseudonym indeed). We spy cafés, bookshops, day trips to various parts of Taiwan, and a glimpse into the author’s personal crafting endeavors. Each writeup is accompanied by handwritten notes, photos, doodles and watercolour sketches.
We need to start planning another trip to the country :D
What do you give a person who wants for nothing?
An easel, perhaps?
I like being (or the chance of being) organized, so this was a good buy, I must say. I was moving onto watercolour after trying out watercolour pencils. The other half thought that it would be good to be able to have an angled surface, so that I would not strain my back too much. The box can fit quite a lot of things, and I like the winged nuts at the side. So old school. The box is lined with foam and has a divider. There is also a pivoting canvas holder.
For a while, I was happily carrying the easel box about the house, depending on where I felt like drawing. I pack up my stuff diligently after each use, and solemnly place it standing up. I feel like a little kid lugging around her favourite toy! Quite embarrassing. Anyway I do like the feeling of having this toy, and it did inspire me to get some more drawing done! And I like the possibility of packing the box up, putting it into the boot, and going somewhere to draw! Let’s see how that works out.
PS. The pictured easel is from Conda, and can be bought at Straits Commercial Art Co. (located at North Bridge Centre, #01-27, 420 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188727).