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JoanH Lee <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 1 Apr 2005 06:15:25 -0500
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Linda, you are right on about silverpoint, Love your equation.
So true.

Up here the eagles are hanging around the St. John River so I know the
ice will break any day now and the eagles will have a good time fishing
and feasting on the occasional deer carcass that comes down in the ice
flow. Awesome to see ice chunks as big as Volkswagons tumbling down the

I'm in a more primitive area than Linda, and moose are neighbors year
round. This area used to be called Moosetown, I'm told, and in the old
days when there was a population to count they would dunk visitors in
the river and "baptize" them honorary Moosetowners. I wonder if that is
true? The librarian says it is.

No ermine here, but otters folic across my pond and the eagles are
busy.  Joan

On Mar 31, 2005, at 10:28 PM, Linda Crane AzureWing Studio wrote:

> I've also used copper - really any metal can be used, but some change
> color
> differently and to a greater or less degree than others.  Platinum and
> gold
> change color less than silver and copper.  I love metalpoint, but it's
> even
> more time consuming than colored pencil and graphite, which is saying
> something.  On the other hand, I really love the detail and delicacy
> and for
> me there's something akin to meditation in the execution.  I believe
> the
> business management equation would look like:
> Meditation Value is inversely proportional to the Economic Value of the
> Medium. It does seem like the more I enjoy it, the less I get paid per
> hour.
> Hmmmmmmm.
> We are in Mud Season up here and the snowshoe hares and ermines are
> finally
> starting to change color.  Haven't seen any moose of any color yet.
> Linda Crane
> AzureWing Studio
> Toll Free:  888-882-5850