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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Inside my Easel:




My easel itself. With a watercolor landscape by me to boot. Isn't the easel lovely? I recieved it on my 14th birthday... love. It's on top of an old apple crate on my dresser. The apple crate contains my school books. Behind the easel is a Monet print I tacked up.

Ah yes. Inside the easel. You can see my Koi watercolor tubes(which are normally convered with the paint cloth so they aren't jostled about when the drawer is closed), my bamboo roll-up brush pouch, my paint trays, and some old paints.Is it horribly presumptuous to say I think I have the cutest watercolor water-jar ever?
Secret: It used to be a mustard container. I just painted black over the label on the round lid (not shown here) and claimed it. When the stone-ground mustard was eaten and the remnants washed out, of course. It works very well. Because it was designed to seal in food, I can fill it with water and travel with it without worrying about leaks. Also, see my favorite sabel brush:
What is this? A rare peek into Bracie's Sketchbook?


Yes. My paint cloth. An old kitchen rag, really, but I love it. Through the watercolor splotches you can see a fern design. So woodsy!! Forgive me saying...




My nifty little brush-pouch-thing. I made it myself. Fabric and a bamboo place-mat.





It rolls up!



Imagine an easel without messy paint trays!






All but the watercolors and easel itself were very inexpensive. Paint trays are just cheap, I found the jar, made the brush case, stole the cloth rom my mom... But I love my little collection of watercolor gear.

15 comments:

Eldarwen Failariel said...

Wow, Bracie, you are quite the artist. :)

~Eldarwen Failariel~

***Emily*** said...

Ooh! I love it Bracie! I really like the drawing you showed us! You're really good at drawing people! I can draw faces, but the bodies are hard for me.

Bridget said...

I love your water container! It's darling. I really need to start painting again. I haven't done much since my watercolor class ended.

Jare and Lib said...

Bridget! I saw some of your work at the library! It was beautiful! Keep it up I want to see more. =)

Brace, I haven't seen you easel...GOORRGGEEOOOUUUSSSS!
Completely in the awesomeness category.
That bamboo paintbrush holder is very elegant, and the jar for your paint is so quaint. I also have a jar for my water...but its not very well sealed, so I can't just leave it somewhere.

I really want to see more of you sketches here girl!
Pleaaassseee! *blue puppy dog eyes*
-Libby

√čarwen said...

Yes, if you give credit to me and hyperlink it to my blog you can use the Buttercup graphic :)

Calico Zak said...

WOW you draw very well.
I was drawing earlier.
And as usual it came out not so much the way I wanted it to.
Sigh

~CZ

MoonShaw said...

Wow, your drawing is very impressing!!
And I like your Easel and all its content. Thank you for letting us have a peek into it!

Gwyniver said...

Neat-o! I just started watercolor painting last week, and I have to say it is MUCH more fun than oil! I love that you aquired everything for next to nothing! I got my paints and stuff from my dad who used to be a huge watercolor artist, before he decided to sculpt instead:)

Melian said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

I made Elsa's signature. I would be happy to make you one, too!

Melian the Elvish Maiden

Bethany said...

Nice!
I tagged you!

Hannah said...

God has given you an amazing talent, Grace! The pictures you showed us were gorgeous!

Bracie said...

Wow! I'm stunned by all your comments! Thanks!

If you click on the pics, they get waaay bigger.

bethany, your tag is now on my list of blog posts to do...

Marian said...

How cool!! I really like your sketch of Rowena; would love to see it after you add the colors!

Melian said...

lulab101@gmail.com

I do make links... I just put up an order form on my blog for them.

Melian the Elvish Maiden

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