I see new followers. Welcome to the blog!
Olio. What's with this? It is a word that means an eclectic collection of art or writings. There are several other meanings, such as a hodge-podge of items. The word is used by crossword constructors because of the number of vowels. Here, I'm using it to indicate this blog entry contains a bunch of different things.
HOT, HOT, HOT! and DRY, here. Although not quite as hot as some other nearby places. We need disparately something to break this persistent high pressure dome that is sitting over the middle part of the country.
I've been experimenting with alcohol inks.
Here's a snap of a couple colors. There's a slew of differ colors available. You might look a a bottle and say, "Gee, only .5 fluid ounce?" Ha, ha, these are INTENSE inks, and a little, very little, goes a loooong way!