Today is my 2nd slice for the
March Slice of Life Challenge
I have a confession. My name is Michelle. And I am addicted to pens. I LOVE pens. Not all pens, certain pens...specific pens. I like some pencils too...but NOT mechanical pencils. You see I have very specific rules about pens and pencils. They are an extension of me, my thoughts, my ideas. They express those for me. I need just the right pen for just the right moment. Different pens are needed for different notebooks and even different moods. Always colors. I always use so many different colored pens.When people see my notebooks, they always ask me about them. Do the colors mean anything? Why do you use colors? What are you writing in there? The colors don't mean anything specific. Seeing color on the page brings me to life. It brings out the vivid words and makes me want to return and reread. I break all the rules inside my notebooks. No lines. Cursive. Print. I use stickers and paste things in. There's no plan. It just comes together.
Pens...I'm not good at sharing my pens. I often have "buffer pens". Those are pens I don't care about...it doesn't matter to me if you don't put the cap on or if you accidentally walk away with it. Once at a meeting with colleagues, (before they fully understood my addiction...I had hidden it well) a teacher asked to borrow a pen. I had a set of twenty-four Pentel pens in front of me. I sighed and hesitated and looked around the room. She looked perplexed and said, "Really?!?!" I stood up, walked across the room and retrieved another pen to lend to her. That story perfectly explains my attachment to my pens.
My Favorite Brands include Pentel Art Pens, Stabilo Pens, Staedtler Fineline Pens, and of course the classic...Paper Mate Flair.
Here's a video showing all of these pens.
In a writing group Wednesday evening, my group all decided to write about pens. We had only a few minutes to write and I love each piece of writing. I am going to share them here...
This one is mine...