The best thing about participating in Art Every Day Month is the opportunity to try out a different medium each day. Today, I bought myself some new toys - an ink "brush" pen (like a fountain pen, but with a brush head) and some all-sorted grey artists pens. After trying out a few different subjects, I plumped for this dried out echinacea plant on my balcony. In summer it was a beautiful vibrant pink and although it's lost all colour now, I think the dark stems, crispy petals and spiky heads have a delicate sculptural feel to them. I thought it particularly suited the monochrome palette of my new pens.