I happily agreed, telling him that the only thing I had on my holiday list was Barnes & Noble gift cards for more e-books, so it will be really nice to have a gift under the tree. I suppose I could also add some iPod gift cards to my holiday wish list since I'm starting to buy some of the classical music that I so love.
The newest version not only has a light by the blade, but the entire blade can be removed and used free-hand. Sweet!
I did get some work done on my repair yesterday, and two loads of laundry, but I didn't get around to my beta work. I'm slapping myself on the hand and will do it tonight. I did treat myself with a trip to Penco Graphic Supply. A few weeks ago Groupon had an offer from them for $40 worth of art supplies for $20 and I grabbed that quickly. I never have a problem finding art materials that I want :-)
I want to be able to draw items like this on my colored background paper.
So I happily wandered their aisles for an hour. I picked up some wonderful tinted charcoals to play with, some ultra-fine colored gel pens and a nice inexpensive rolling cloth pencil holder that had enough slots for the charcoals as well as my watercolor pencils and those gel pens. Now they are all wrapped up in a nice, compact bundle calling my name. The one thing I was very very happy about was finding a good assorted colors Pastel tablet by Canson. Twenty-four sheets, 98 pound, six colors of four sheets each. I've been looking for a good multi-colored drawing pad for YEARS! Every art store I wander into, I look for one. They actually had several choices from a couple of manufacturers but this one was what I picked. I am so looking forward to playing with my new media on my new backgrounds. Now I can finally use my white pencils and charcoals. So, even if I didn't get quite as much done as I wanted, it was a very successful day.