AUTHOR: Alisha TITLE: Being a Tool Head DATE: 12/01/2005 05:48:00 PM ----- BODY:
Most artists and craftspeople are really just big, tool heads. They get jazzed about gadgets. And, yep, I admit to being a tool geek too. Last week I had a day that just didn't start so well. So, what did I do? I went shopping! And because I'm not especially big on clothes shopping, I went to the hardware store to hang out and 'get happy' for a few hours. Hardware stores have a way of helping me refocus becuase I walk away with a big mental list of dozens of things I never knew I needed, but now can't live without. My favorite new tool? An itty bitty butane pin torch. I love my tiny torch so much that everyone who walks into my studio gets a quick demo and my 'five points of light' on why, exactly, this gizmo is so great. I'm so head-over-heels in love that I've considered buying several. You know... just in case have a pin torch emergency, I'll always have a 'back up'? (Nah... I talked myself out of it to.) So, what's YOUR favorite new tool? Email me a quick note to share what has you jazzed these days in the tech department.
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