It will sound strange. But that thrill is why one draws. I was looking at the crystal creamer and finding myself thoroughly confused. What with its complicated transparencies and my bi-focal befuddlements, I couldn’t tell what was where. My drawing makes it seem simple when the real object and the real sensation is utterly mind boggling. The crystal creamer is a labyrinth of lozenges and fond patterns.
Perhaps in other drawings I can get at the confusions and portray them. For now I want to hold fast to the thrill of making this drawing — this drawing that I made just five minutes ago –because the ball point pen’s delicacy makes these lines, as you draw them, feel like glass. How the medium and the object seem well suited!
I cannot say enough good things about this pen, this common dime store pen.