Younger Son and Fio are planning to paint together sometime this week while he is visiting from California, where he is studying at Pasadena's prestigious art college. Yes, in another one of her past lives, Fio painted portraits professionally.
She hasn't painted for years, though, and decided to look over her supplies to make sure she had some decent brushes left--which of course, she didn't, so she'll drive off to Hobby Lobby later this morning to buy whatever is cheap.
Which brings her to her comment for the day. There are some very nice, very expensive brushes on the market, but Fio considers them to be for the tourist trade, wannbes who are just visiting their artistic side. It isn't the brush that's important--it's the artist.