Old Masters Atelier © ProTrack

September 5, 2013|Annie Salness Artist|No Comments|Annie Salness,David Darrow,David Gray,mahl stick,Markus Zusak,Old Masters Atelier,ProTrack,stroke,The Book Thief


I bought an Old Masters Atelier © ProTrack  recommended by my good friend, David Darrow..


It is a mahl stick . "A mahl stick is a stick or thin pole about a meter in length (three feet) with a ball-shape pad at one end, used as an aid in painting," (About.com ) 

Because of my stroke, I can't hold a mahl stick because my right hand doesn't work. (yet!)

The ProTrack  is essential for me because it has a metal piece that screws into your easel.....

and it has another metal piece that holds the mahl stick.

I can move the mahl stick back and forth or simply remove it.

There is a screw where I can change the direction of the mahl stick.

Then when I paint, I can add little details...

or draw a straight line!


Listening to:


The Book Thief,by Markus Zusak.Excellent narrator Allan Corduner!


     "It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul."




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