If you’ve ever spent much time in the hospital, you know how bored you can get. That happened to me recently when I was in for quite a long stay.
I’d run out of books, got tired of TV and wasn’t all that mobile. I was desperate for something to do. Luckily, a kind nurse turned up a Marvel coloring book and a tub of crayons. Kid stuff, but I was in no position to scoff.
For the first time since grade school, I put Crayola to paper and turned out quite a nice Captain America, even if his suit was deep black and his shield a shiny purple.
Wow, I had no idea how relaxing coloring could be for an adult. It’s one of those singular tasks that requires all your focus – and none of it. Your hands and eyes take over and your mind feels free to wander where it will. Continue reading
As I’m not one of those fortunate people blessed with the ability to draw, when I picked up the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner I wondered how I was going to review it. It appears that many people do use these pens for writing & note taking as well as art work so here goes.The Staedtler Triplus Fineliner contains dry safe ink, this means that if you get called away from the desk or just forget to replace the cap for any length of time it won’t dry out. In fact Staedtler claim that the ISO 554 standard is testament to the fact that it can be left for days without giving up the ghost. As this ink is not permanent you won’t have to worry about the children drawing on their clothes as it washes out of most fabrics. Continue reading