here's the skinny. pens are important to me. i'm very particular about them and can't really put my finger on the specifics; but i will tell you this. i don't do well with your regular ballpoint pen. my handwriting sucks with those. my mom writes beautiful cursive (the same cursive she's had since her twenties) with her collection of ballpoint pens, so i believe they work for some people. they've just never done me any favors. i lean toward gel pens and liquid pens, i keep blotting papers at the ready as some can be a bit of a smeary mess. the ones pictured above are more 'marker-y' which is fun for large writing, fast writing and list taking. i make lists in bed (and sometimes at breakfast too). are you bored of hearing about pens yet? i hope not.
here's the line-up of my latest finds.
+ the colored pens are liquid flair, in medium by papermate. i loved them so much, i got a rainbow. they have a look of a fine sharpie, but i like the pen nib (if you can call it that) much better. you can lean it to the side so nicely. it does not smear and the medium size is perfect for jotting letters on smooth (or textured!) surfaces. or writing color-coded lists in bed. haven't done that yet, but plan to.
the black pen is my go-to for pretty much everything. pictured, from top to bottom.
+ pilot p-700, fine. this gel pen has been a longtime favorite of mine. no other pilot pens really live up to this one. and suddenly it is so hard to find. i hunt for it every time i am in an office supply store. i may have to resort to online shopping, which seems like an extreme measure. anyway, i am sucking the life out of the two i have left. i love this pen and am sad if i have to find another everyday black pen.
+ the zig vellum writer. two tips, i prefer the 0.5mm fine tip for letter writing, scrapbooking and other marking needs. it's a christmas card keeper.
+ the liquid flair, in medium by papermate. (see comments above.) these are my latest craze in pen addiction. they are excellent for journal writing too.
+ the pentel sign pen. love this one too. solid felt tip pen. creates a great medium-thick line; also available in awesome colors (seen in first photo). makes a bit thinner line than a fine point sharpie.
+ the fine point sharpie. my fallback for all thick writing. i love scrawling it across envelopes, packages and grocery lists. it's mighty and makes things feel extra important. i love all the colors, but tend to buy them only in red and black.
// now your turn. do you have a favorite pen i should know about?