I bought a beautiful new watercolour journal in Toronto on a recent visit. I decided to get started with a quick sketch of our old singer sewing machine while I waited for dinner to cook. I was frustrated with the sketch itself but was able to pull it from the ashes by throwing some watercolour at it. I used my mini travel watercolour pans and a weird plastic reservoir brush. It was very quick and dirty. I liked the result so much that I had a go with the rice cooker. It looks quirky and slightly cartoony but I like it too. I think I'll devote my next pages to more household appliances.