A putty rubber is also known as a kneadable eraser, it gets you out of trouble with sketching, watercolour and charcoal.
This is not really about putty rubber . It’s more about life.
Prepping my kit for some water-colour classes I was reminded of a sentence that I last heard 45 years ago. ” Always keep your putty rubber warm” were the wise words of an art teacher called Tom Abrahams. In art terms a warm putty rubber always gets you out of trouble if you are in a tricksy spot while sketching.
Not having a warm putty rubber was exactly the moment that I remembered this quote. Isn’t that always the way.
As it happens this quote is not only really useful for sketching but is also a fine metaphor for looking at life.
Always being able to correct errors would be an absolute superpower. Meanwhile I’m keeping my putty rubber warm.