David Walsh is a pen collector, surgeon and would be artist

These are his ideas, thoughts and images

  • The imperfect can become more beautiful

    September 11, 2019 by

    “Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer. It teaches us to embrace damage and flaws.” — ManGill. For most of my adult life I have helped repair the sick. Many had their lives suddenly shattered and altered forever. It was a job at which I was quite good. Recently, the… Read more

  • Give me a moment to demonstrate

    June 7, 2023 by

    “Some men rob you with a six-gun, others with a fountain pen…” Woody Guthrie You either love demonstrator fountain pens or you give them a hard pass. Demonstrator pens were not meant to be real pens. They were originally furnished by by pen manufacturers to dealers to show potential buyers the semi-secret features of their… Read more

  • A certain looseness of being

    June 4, 2023 by

    “A good watercolour takes a lifetime – plus half an hour…” Toni Onley Like many, I sometimes like to try an online painting tutorial. I am a sucker for abstract watercolour seascapes, something I would like to make my signature. This is one (Watercoloraffair.com) that deals with seascapes, teaching techniques in water control and glazing.… Read more

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