08 December 2016

and yet another one . . .

On our recent trip to Fredericksburg, I purchased a tiny mint tin because it reminded me of a friend and co-worker who portrayed Rosie the Riveter in historic presentations. Teresa's aunt had actually been a riveter during World War II, and much of the material was based on her memories. And now the tin has been turned into a wee paint box. I tested my color choices on this page.

A silicon mini ice cube tray from Amazon was cut up to fit the tin with 9 spaces for tube paint to be squeezed into. While I was at it, I cut another to fit the Texas mint tin I purchased when we were planning to move to Texas. Formerly it held 6 half-pans of paint; now it can hold 12 colors plus a bit of a natural sponge.

The bare minimum of tools to take along with me . . . one of these tiny tins, a fountain pen, a waterbrush, and my journal.


  1. Love seeing your palette sketches, as always. The mini ice cube tray is Brilliant!!!!

  2. I thought the same thing when I saw the idea on someone else's feed on Facebook! I'm good at borrowing (stealing?) other's ideas and making them work for me.

  3. I love your Rosie tin! I have a strong connection to her also. I worked as an assembly mechanic myself and met an original Rosie from WWII at my Dad's retirement home. It was quite a treat to get to talk with her and swap stories. Riveting hasn't changed much over the years! I agree that the mini ice cube tray idea is brilliant...no matter who came up with it!!

  4. What a wonderful time the two of you must have had, swapping tales!

    The hard plastic mini cube tray I first purchased has slightly larger holes and fits Altoid-size boxes better. I may get my husband to cut that one for me. I like being able to lift the whole thing out to switch to a different palette; this one is held in place with a dab of rubber cement.


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