Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Paper, Pens, Paper & Pencils: Do they make you happy?

Stephanie

I think my husband is starting to secretly despise me. Piles of journals & sketchbooks everywhere… little zip bags filled with pencils, pens, markers… He recently asked me exactly how many pens I needed. Can you just imagine the look on my face as I answered, “Um, all of them!?!” Taking great offense to the question, I dumped them all out, then proceeded to tell him what each of them was for; brush pens, white gel pens, fountain pens with different inks, drawing pens, colored pencils. I justified the need for each one as a surgeon might defend the need for a scalpel on his way to brain surgery.

I don’t think he will ever understand. To quote Bill the Cat, “Pfffffffffffffffffft.” But that’s ok because I know you all do.


38 thoughts on “Paper, Pens, Paper & Pencils: Do they make you happy?

  1. I have an obsession with pens. I have a ton of them, but still want more all the time. I can’t help but go down the pen aisles at stores or look through websites that sell them. Even the picture in the post made my heart all aflutter.

  2. I have an obsession with pens. I have a ton of them, but still want more all the time. I can’t help but go down the pen aisles at stores or look through websites that sell them. Even the picture in the post made my heart all aflutter.

  3. I spent part of yesterday going through part of my fountain pen collection with a close friend and his mom. Does mom get it? The beautiful part yes, and that they have different nibs, which she examined. Does HE get it? I suspect a little. I have an entire page of scribbles in several languages to prove that he sees the difference in the performance. So, yes.

    It’s good to be with friends!

  4. I spent part of yesterday going through part of my fountain pen collection with a close friend and his mom. Does mom get it? The beautiful part yes, and that they have different nibs, which she examined. Does HE get it? I suspect a little. I have an entire page of scribbles in several languages to prove that he sees the difference in the performance. So, yes.

    It’s good to be with friends!

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