I haven’t met a writer who doesn’t have an office supply affliction of some sort. Pens? Pencils? Papers? Journals? Notebooks? Chairs? I can’t even begin to cover the variety. Personally, I’ve never passed a totebag/bookbag that I didn’t want. I also really love the Circa notebooks that Levenger puts out (or ARCs by Staples) that let you pull paper out and put it back in easily. Don’t ask why I love these more than any other kind of notebook. I don’t have to make sense.
But like many writers, I like pens. I like all sorts of pens, but in particular, I like pretty pens. I have a number of them. I have some fountain pens that I need to figure out how to clean and fix because I’ve not taken care of them, and then I have some super pretty regular pens. If you can call super pretty regular. I also have pencils and regular pens with fine points and gel inks and so on. But I want to talk today about my latest pen. Made just for me! My friend, Devon Monk, a very fabulous writer, had been gifted a pen from a local pen-maker. It was an amazing steampunk-styled pen. I totally coveted it. So recently I contacted the Pen Guy (my new name for him) and asked if he could make me something. He asked what I wanted. I said surprise me. He asked about my favorite colors (purple), do I like dragons (I have three tattoos of them) and so on.
Last week I received my pen. OMG. It’s amazing. Stunning. I just adore it. So now I want to share it with you. And then you can tell me all about your fetishes and favorite office supplies or other writing necessaries. On top is a tiger eye cabochon. The barrel is a swirl of various purples. There’s a dragon claw around the waist that spins and dragon scales on the top and bottom, and the clip is a dragon. Isn’t it cool? Later I’ll post pictures of more pens. Because they are so cool!