My husband’s grandad Charles was a skilled calligrapher and watercolour artist. His work included cartography, heraldry, graphic design, calligraphy, and watercolour paintings.
His art desk held a collection of nib pens, inks, measurement tools, and water colour paints which had been sitting unused for almost five years. It was time for the desk to get a new home, and I was happy to accept it into mine.
I’m looking forward to exploring all these new tools (and admittedly, I am almost more excited about examining the old labels and tins that the tools came in). Here’s some photos of the beautiful things I get to play with now. I only hope that I can learn to use them as skillfully as grandad Charles.