A-F are well on their way in our new alphabet series. I know that bug girl there looks like the same one that was on the last post's table, but she's not. That one was number 2, she's number 3.
I think all artists have their very favorite tools. I'm no exception. For instance, I always use plain white Corelle plates for palettes and the same chunky mug for my paint-water.
Dylan's mom made the mug. She's a potter (currently making these gorgeous candle pots), and the most wonderful mother-in-law. The mug always reminds me of her. My first taste of making art as a living was doing clay stuff with her. She was so encouraging, and so generous with her time. Many many years ago, well before I decided to major in art, we did a couple of shows together with her making the pots and me doing the surface decoration. Through her I found out I had a knack for sculpture. I really could go on and on about why she's so amazing, but this isn't a Why My Mother-in-law is Super Cool post.
Is there someone in your life like that?
Someone whose presence opened doors to previously undreamed-of possibilities?
I am very lucky, I have many.