About a year ago, I was reading through a stack of recent issues of Cloth☉Paper☉Scissors, one of my favorite ways to search for inspiration. Cloth☉Paper☉Scissors, is an amazing arts magazine published 6 times a year that focuses on "collage, mixed media and artistic discovery" (see below for some contact info). Since I was struggling with a lack of inspiration, I felt I just needed a jumping off point. I came across an article (or possibly an editorial) about letting go, and reaching for tools unfamiliar to us as artists. The article said to let my imagination go wild — layer different media, use different tools, rummage through your junk drawer for ideas and inspiration! I looked everywhere and could find nothing -- not a crayon, not a fancy art marker -- nada. Out of the corner of my eye, as I rummaged in the bottom of a drawer, I saw a piece of something that looked promising. It was a little like a crayon in size and shape, but was nearly colorless like a white candle. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that it was a piece of a colorless solid lubricant, in stick form, used for lubricating stuck or stubborn zippers, sticky windows and squeaky drawers. The lubricant is called Ezy-Zipper Glide (see below for contact information) and turns out to be a really great item for making wonderful resists. It is harder than a crayon, and is shaped like one with a point when you take it out of the package. Be aware that it is also breakable like a crayon, too. It makes a firm colorless mark, and for a fine point you can sharpen it with a good quality sharpener.