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lady macbeth at the drawing board

Some inauspicious start to the day today: while quickly putting some washes over another panel I elbowed my bottle of rose-scented ink off the drawing table. It flipped, spattering and splashing my shelves, the piano stool, the dictionary blank, a huge pile of original artwork (which I had only the other day stowed safely in a closed plastic box) and everything else in range. It looks like I've killed something in there. Something with crimson, rose-scented blood. I gave it a feeble dabbing, but it only seemed to be worsening the forensic spatter -- plus my hands were beginning to look all gules and gore (and my feet) (and several other places). So I've just left it to dry. I'll just have to be finding spots of dried red ink all over everything for the next howeverlong. On the bright side, it doesn't look like I've destroyed anything irreplaceable. On the dull side a) oh I probably have but just haven't found it yet, and b) rose scented ink all gone...

Worst of all, this has provided me with an excuse to go to exquisitely decadent tiny pen-and-ink shop Scriptum, source of the rose-scented ink, whose closing-down sale I had been scrupulously avoiding. Curses!

P.S. Anyone know from where a non-scientist may obtain a pipette? It would have come in very useful this morning. Might have saved as much as a quarter bottle (!) of ink ...

P.P.S. The strip in question was not this week's strip. Nor is this: undated, it's just a strip I didn't quite get around to finishing until this week.

Comments

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badasstronaut
6th Jun, 2006 11:01 (UTC)
Oh my. I never did hear from her again.
cleanskies
6th Jun, 2006 12:57 (UTC)
eh-heh
me either. Hopefully I'm at clear enough a distance to safely publish, though. It's not rude as such (I think) but perhaps a bit thoughtless. Heartless. Something.
badasstronaut
6th Jun, 2006 13:01 (UTC)
Re: eh-heh
Not really. The situation just struck a chord and reminded you of something/someone else. Your subjective reality.
pollitesss
6th Jun, 2006 12:11 (UTC)
Pipettes - you can get 'dropper bottles' that come with pipettes from aromatherapy type places like Neals Yard. Sometimes Echinacea bottles come with pipettes in them - you could wash out an old one of those. They're not proper ones but they work the same way. Or maybe ask in the chemist shop where you can get one.
badasstronaut
6th Jun, 2006 12:15 (UTC)
Well, you can certainly buy eye droppers in any chemists.
cleanskies
6th Jun, 2006 12:55 (UTC)
not quite right
-- too broad. I need something with a bit more delicacy.
(Anonymous)
6th Jun, 2006 22:11 (UTC)
Re: not quite right
Ebay: pipettes for all purposes available for pence. jo
cleanskies
7th Jun, 2006 09:39 (UTC)
Re: not quite right
alliterative!
crazycrone
6th Jun, 2006 12:17 (UTC)
Evil Ink Explosion...
Eeeee, your place has been spattered with The Mark Of The Beast!
cleanskies
6th Jun, 2006 12:53 (UTC)
Re: Evil Ink Explosion...
my ink knows waht day it is (bwa-hahahahah)
juggzy
6th Jun, 2006 12:35 (UTC)
Pipette: raises hand.

Can't, erm, explicate the source. How many do you need?
cleanskies
6th Jun, 2006 12:53 (UTC)
ah ah!
One and one in case I break one? Pretty please?
juggzy
6th Jun, 2006 15:29 (UTC)
Re: ah ah!
I'll see what I can do. The 10 ml measuring cylinders are pretty cute, too.
stevegreen
6th Jun, 2006 13:24 (UTC)
Some years ago, Ann dropped a sandwich and splattered her favourite teddy (40+ years old) with tomato ketchup. Looked like a scene from a Sam Peckinpah movie.
mzdt
6th Jun, 2006 14:18 (UTC)
wow, that was moving. More than I expected myself to be moved, I think.
benchilada
6th Jun, 2006 21:30 (UTC)
Shit jesus, J.D.

That strip was...

Wow.
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