The Transmission Of The First Ever Tweet
Fra Guido Bruno Sardonico yields, surrenders and succumbs to technology by sending the first ever tweet on 1614 A.D.
Pigment ink on 11"x14" Bristol Board
...and I yield and succumb to the seductive and obsessive effects of archival pigment ink. I cannot help it!!! At least my daughter is relieved to see me draw something other than acorns. I heard her sigh of relief when she saw me draw. "Ah, at least you are not drawing acorns." I wonder why she is so averse to me drawing acorns. I love it so. She told her teacher about my fascination with oak. Her teacher asked "So if you bring an acorn to her, she will be able to identify it?" My daughter said "Yes...". She then told me her teacher said "That is so dorky but it is really cute." I have never been called "dorky" before. I consider that quite a compliment.
In the meantime, I want to tell you why I was stopped several times by airport security personnel when I traveled through Korea and Japan. I was carrying between 50 to 100 archival pigment pens. If you decide to do that, make sure you have sample illustrations and be prepared to use the pen in front of one inspector who needs further convincing.
What you get after the inspection is a very respectful bow and with hands pressed together. If you are like me, you would want to return that gesture. Just make sure you do not drop the pens all over the screening area and drop several ATC illustrations of acorns on the floor. People will give you weird and annoyed looks because you just stopped the screening flow.