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

  • I struggle with this

    May 22, 2022 by

    “Dark green is my favourite colour…” Leonardo Dicaprio I often post about my favourite colours to paint with. Usually it is a blue. That is who I am. This however, is Viridian. A swatch from Winsor and Newton to be exact. The actual paint is a less pleasant tone. Viridian is a tertiary colour, blue… Read more

  • A truly mammoth pen

    May 18, 2022 by

    “Vanity is as old as the mammoth…” W L George Jony Ive has shaped the way our lives look. As head Apple designer for several decades, he has overseen the development of iPhones, iPads, Apple watches and of course the Apple pencil. Recently the Financial Times published a list of his personal daily carry items.… Read more

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