The Japanese have a philosophy of treating breakage and repair as part of the history of an object. They have a fancy way of going about this using golden joinery. I bought a small 14 ml pot of gold paint used for model airplanes and such to bring out the history of two objects. I used cheepo brushes bought from a stationary’s. The cup was my father’s breakfast cup, the pattern on the side long ago faided. With the cracks it can no longer hold liquids so I use it to hold nuts and other titbits next to my TV chair. The green thing is the top of a piece of ceramic pot also good for holding goodies next to my TV chair.
The paint is practically water soluble. However, I would recommend using tight rubber gloves to avoid golden fingers and fingernails.
The headache? I've just had Office Home & Business 2013 installed on my computer and it no longer has Office Picture Manager. I've spent at least an hour trying to figure out how to pack photos. Looks like I have to figure out how to archive my photos all over... Actually, this is a refreshing headache, similar to the one when drawing on the right side of the brain although, probably, this is on the other side of the brain.
I'm Piisa and I will be sharing with you my thoughts on this and that, maybe even on whatever.