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!
Thank you David Darrow!
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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