On my bed, my “other workstation.” We just have a small space at home, and I want all my tools and supplies in front of me or within my reach when I am working. Also, I love to lie on my tummy with my feet up in the air while writing, which you cannot do when you are writing on a table, yes?
In the picture, I have my Staedtler Triplus fineliners, Faber Castell coloured pencils, Soft Color milk gel pens, Dong-A Playon colour fineliners and markers, sticky notes, stickers, my snowman coffee mug which I used as a penholder for the meantime. Inside are my Pilot G-Tech Maica 0.4 gel pens, Muji gel pens in 0.38, Zig Kutetake Cocoiro letter pens, a cutter, and correction tape. On the left side is my A5 silver mesh bag filled with stickers and sticker notes. Of course, I need my Samsung Galaxy Tab to browse and save journal photos for ideas and inspiration.
This is a craze in the bullet journal community where I am a member. Everyone is recommending this because this does not bleed or ghost through their Moleskine or Leuchtturm1917 (another hype which I cannot understand and will write about later), so the curious George in me wants to try it because it sounds fancy. Artist pen. Chos! Even if my drawing skills are limited to doodles of butterflies and flowers, but if drawn by a fancy pen, I will be happy with it. I am always happy with my doodles, teehee!
So, off I went to National Bookstore and asked the staff if they have Faber Castell PITT artist pen in black with a smug expression on my face because, hey, not everyone knows that. Or so I think. :-p But when I had it in my hands, meh. The body is just made of plastic, like my Faber Castell Broadpens. I was expecting something fancy. I tried them, and meh. I was not impressed with the ink quality. It writes just likeUnipen Technical Fineliners, but the latter is waaaaay much better and cheaper. One PITT artist pen costs 109 pesos!
So, I just opted to buy two Pilot Drawing Pens in 0.2 and 0.3 to compensate my disappointment with PITT. Just because something is a hype does that mean that it is good already. Maybe, for some it is the best already since they have limited pen choices, but next time, I would rather test and try it myself before jumping into their bandwagon.
Every time I attempt to make a pen blog, which I promised my friend, Nina, I ended up not knowing what to write – considering how I tweet about it a lot, hahaha! I dunno, maybe I just dunno what to write because I am just used to squeeing about them only. Anyway, here’s a poor attempt.
FABER-CASTELL BROADPEN 1554 ♥
Awww, are they not so cute and colourful like jellybeans? I fell in love at first sight and write when I saw them at the store, and I panicked bought all colours . (Upon checking out the website of Faber-Castel, it seems like I don’t have the black one, but it is okay. Very basic colour I can do without.) It writes with a 0.8 tip, pen writes smoothly or moves easily on paper and the fibre tip does not feather. Plus, it does not give off that awful ink smell some pens do.
This is quite expensive though. Each pen costs PhP 52.00 pesos each, so imagine how happy, excited, and worried I was at the same time, hahaha! But no! I have to have them, so I just closed my eyes when I handed my bank card to the cashier when I paid for these dear babies.
As per Cult Pens, the colour green has been discontinued. I wonder if the discontinued shade is the one I have or something else.
So, what did I used them for? See my awesome masterpiece, hahaha! Hey, Summer and Rein loves this to death.