Nashville


We made it to Nashville and our hotel. 

Tomorrow: watercolor painting in the park, Hatch Show Print, and downtown. 

Btdubs, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were awesome last night. 


The Last Day!

Tomorrow we leave! 

Today we attend a ninetieth birthday party. 


Sketchbook

This is the sketchbook going on vacation with us. I plan to finish it–just not all on this trip. 


Counting Down

Y’all, I’m so excited for our vacation next week. I’m gonna have so much cool stuff to show you! In four days we’ll be seeing Tom Petty. 


The Search for Ink


Who would have guessed that it would be such a challenge to find a local store that sells fountain pen ink?

Until a few days ago, when I received my very first fountain pen, I didn’t even know that they use special ink. Fortunately, while searching for a video on how to fill my pen, I learned this fact. 

The nearest stationery store didn’t have any, Office Depot doesn’t keep it in store, and after several minutes on hold with Michael’s we decided to just head up there and check for ourselves. 

I found some sweet washi tape rolls for my card making endeavors, but the spot for the single type of fountain pen ink they carry was empty. 

At least we found it at the Hobby Lobby down the street from the first Michael’s, otherwise we’d have had to drive another ten miles to the next nearest one, which also happens to be by a Hobby Lobby. I never thought about that before. 

Anyway, we got home after stopping for frozen yogurt, and I filled my pen. It writes beautifully, thank you. Now to put some fancy inks on my Amazon wish list…


Be Careful Out There