Laura, wow your pigments steal is an incredible bargain. That is a LOT of good pigment. You'll be doing gorgeous watercolors and other paints with that. I'm envious in the extreme, but I don't have the space anyway. Yet. I may well buy some of the Kremer pigments later on when they do my house.
Marksmom, what a great haul! Giant markers, eh? 15mm chisel tips, that's something cool. Going to start doing calligraphy on train cars and things with those? Wish you lived near me. I'd love to see them in action. Get photos! Also great Clearance finds!
Today got my second Blick box of the month, most of it replacements. Big bag of Blick kneaded erasers, will always have a fresh one handy for a while. Nine Tikky mechanical pencils so I can shove one in every pocket and go-bag, since I liked the first one so much and kept putting it somewhere else when I wanted it. So now got a variety of colors. Got Sascha four replacement Pitt pens in colors she chose with one more coming on back order. Got an extra black and two extra white Carb-Othello pastel pencils because the white is getting dangerously short and a black one will be handy on its own without the set.
Got some pencil sharpeners back ordered too... and a set of Irodori watercolors, the green box set with 6 colors, a water brush and black brush nib pen. It looked portable. They look like huge pans intended for use with a hake brush too. If I like them I might get one of the big sets. But that's back ordered, no idea when it'll arrive.
What did arrive was the Portable Painter palette, which I've assembled and filled. I pulled all the colors out of my Winsor & Newton field box which broke a hinge, they fit neatly into the palette. Took me a moment to figure out how the water containers connected with the palette but it's not hard once I knew. That was more just morning fug. The included short brush is size 4 round so that's a good handy size. It just needs me to have a water bottle handy and maybe some kleenex for cleaning out the water dishes once done painting to use it out places. Though I suppose a lot of urban sketchers just use the nearest bathroom and whatever water bottle they're drinking from.
It did fit on my knee, which I'd wondered about. This is really good when it comes to working in a small space or outdoors where I'd like to have my hands free.
Last, and sorry I didn't get a photo when I snapped a pic of the palette, I bought another fountain pen - a Lamy All-Star in Pacific color. It just arrived. Beautiful green cast blue color and the extra fine nib is very smooth. I like it a lot. Very comfortable in the hand, not a skinny pen. Going to have to get some more Monteverde ink in different colors.
Here's a photo of the palette. It's pretty neat, the main thing was "Can it hook over my leg and keep my hands free?" and the answer is Yes.