There's just nothing better than a new toy to wake up the muse. After watching a youtube video by Karlyn Holman this morning, I made a trip to Michael's and picked up the tool she was using, an Elegant Writer Calligraphy Marker. I did a quick sketch with the marker, then wet the water soluble ink in the house area lightly with a damp brush. Using a large brush, I flicked water over the tree to release the ink. A last layer, just touches here and there, was done in watercolor. I like the loss of control with this technique and its unexpected mixes and lost and found edges.