This is my entry for Everyday Matters challenge 16. It’s my Leatherman tool and it’s got needlenose pliers, a straight knife, scissors, three screwdrivers, a phillips screwdriver, a bottle opener and a corkscrew. When it’s folded up it’s around 3 inches (8cm) but it weighs a ton. I think my husband and I got this as a stocking stuffer or a Christmas gift. I have personally never used it for anything practical, but it is fun to play with.
When you send out the love, the love comes back to you. It’s great to get this again. Thanks to Cedar Raven for giving me this award. I love her blog so much. She’s doing some very cool things with watercolor and acrylic ink. She’s just posted a list of resources for artists using acrylic inks, so check her out.
Well, I’m off. I have to find out what this week’s challenge is. Thanks for stopping by!
9 thoughts on “My Favorite Tool”
Fantastic job on the reflections, and the shadows really make it pop!
Thanks! This was a lot of fun to draw. So glad you liked it.
wow …this is terrific Mellanie !!!
great work on the shadow….and arrangement of the different utilities….very balanced 🙂
I found your blog surfing WordPress and have been enjoying your site. I am an admirer of Danny and now an admirer of your art. You have a lot of talent, and I’m glad you’ve moved into public drawing. I have been an artist most of my life, but due to ‘events of life’ last fall have had to change my art addiction to photography. I am a firm believer in setting a goal and working in that direction and Danny’s challenges are certainly that.
I will be back to visit. I’ve popped you on RSS.
Very nice indeed! This is my first visit (came to you via Kim at laketrees) but I will definitely drop in regularly – great work!
wonderful choice of the everyday. i truly enjoy your art as you make static objects come to life. i can feel the movement of the knife and your love for your knife is most obvious. bravo.
barbara: Oh thank you. Yes, Danny Gregory is a good public drawing evangelist. Thanks for your kind words.
Diane: So glad you like the site. I appreciate you stopping by.
Octavine: Thanks so much. It was fun arranging and drawing this tool. I am so pleased that you like it.
I have to agree. Leatherman is the way to go. I bought one from this website (ExpressBuy123) and it has lasted me through some tough spots. As a electrician, there are plenty of moments when I need particular tools, but with my Leatherman, I don’t have to reach in my tool box as often and I can focus on my work.