11 Apr 2017

my core pen collection: the ones I really use

Over the last year and a half, my stationery spending has been curbed an awful lot and my current goal is to use up whatever I have before buying anything new. I do this by having only two pots of pens on my desk at any one time - one which has all my colours (Zebra Mildliner highlighters, Pilot Juice gels and Muji gels) and the other with blacks, blues and pencils.

The pens that see the most use are my Lamy Safaris, Pilot Kakuno, a basic biro and a watercolour brush pen. A Lamy is usually on my lanyard as I do prefer using a fountain pen on placement. It is a cheap pen so I'm not overly fussed about lending it to someone for a second or two. A back up pen, in the form of a biro, usually accompanies it as running out of ink in a pen is a nightmare!

The watercolour brush pen (the one shown is a Kuretake one) is used for headings of a page and to write the date in each journal entry I do weekly. I put in some black ink and dilute it with a few drops of water to give it a faded look :)

Having amassed such a huge pen collection, I think I should be good for quite a few years so I don't anticipate any new purchases this year. I've not actually purchased any stationery since the Lamy Safari Dark Lilac last year and a dent has barely been made in my stash.

Do you do something similar?

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