So something a lot of people know about me, is that I love stationary. Not in an “oh what a pretty notebook” kind of a way but more of an “I must have it all” kind of way. I am basically the crazy girl in the stationary shop that will go in for a pen, knowing full well which one I want and leave with three bags of stationary. I haven’t bought new stationary for a while because I like being able to afford to eat.
Now one of the things I should say that everyone is different and what works for me, might drive you utterly and completely batty. There isn’t much I can do about that other than being super specific about what I like about the products and you can read through them and decide if it works for you.
Pens are one of those things that everyone has their own preference but I have a few options about that makes a pen good for me. I like a very thin line, I write really small and it is a mix of cursive and lose so the thinner lines make it look super neat whereas with a thicker pen it could easily look sloppy. Personally I very seldom get along well with a gel pen though once in a while I find an exception to the rule.
- Pilot BP-1 Fine- I got this at PNA
- Pentel Pocket brush pen
- Clip Pen
Some people only use thick and super bold highlighters. I am a little different, I want a thinner barrel that I can easily hold in my hand and use as a calligraphy pen with ease if I am a little bored. Colours are a hit and a miss, I definitely see yellow better than other colours but I am not the world’s biggest fan of yellow so I TEND TO GO FOR SOFTER PINKS OR PURPLES, I find blue is too close to the colour of the pen.
Is there anything better to use while brainstorming or just thinking up an idea than a pencil? Honestly I don’t think so. While I despise using a clutch pencil to draw with, I feel the exact opposite about a clutch pencil to write with. I prefer a 0.3 lead or even a 0.5 led while busy writing, any thicker than that and my brain rebels against it, and I keep thinking my handwriting looks super unneat right now.
Clutch pencil, has no name on it but I got it at PNA
Notebooks can be a hit and a miss, the biggest thing is I want them to lie flat when I open them and the paper has to be super smooth, almost a little glossy. It makes me feel as if it is a huge luxury item and a pretty notebook is expensive so why not chose ones that make writing in them feel worth your time?
Do you have any stationary items you would recommend?
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