I am hungry, and not yet tired. I hate that. I did make some orange juice, though. I’m waiting for the frozen stuff to thaw a bit before I can drink it.

Paid the phone bill tonight. Rent hasn’t yet come out of the account, I imagine it will tomorrow though. Now we have to start being more careful with money and stuff, since I’m quitting. We’re not in bad shape or anything, though.

I should do my cards again sometime soon.

Yesterday I wandered into an art supplies store, and lied to the clerk in there as I bought some watercolour paint stuff and paper for it. I lied, because I told her they were a gift. I suppose I could have just said they were for me, but somehow, I couldn’t bring myself to do it… I can’t actually draw or paint anything, so I don’t like to put myself on the same level as someone who would buy art supplies for themselves. Granted, I now have absolutely no idea how these watercolour crayon things work… they’re like crayons, but they’re watercolour, and they came with a paintbrush and a sponge thing… I don’t know if I’m supposed to draw stuff with dry crayons then get it all wet with the paintbrush, or if I’m supposed to get the crayon things wet first, or what… I have no idea what I’m doing.

I should ask my sister Karen… she should know… she’s a painter.


  • artyste

    February 1, 2001 at 10:21 pm


    I don’t know either.. I’ve never used them.

  • ex_oki86

    February 2, 2001 at 12:27 am

    I believe, you can use it either way…
    the most effective would be to say, follow the edge of an outline, damp the brush and spread the paint towards the center of the object… ie, where the darkest of an object would be is where you color it… then, you fade to like by pushing the color around with the water.

    I’m not that great with watercolor… I like acrylics better myself.

    but in any cases, art isn’t about knowing, it’s about experimenting what works for you. do what you want to, and don’t worry about right or wrong.


  • toosweet

    February 2, 2001 at 3:25 am

    good answer^…draw first and then have fun with a damp brush…experimenting is the trick ;o)