Thursday, July 9, 2009
I had to run into Staples today and literally jogged through the pen aisle because I did not have any intentions of buying anything...mainly because I just feel like I know everything that is there already. However, I saw Pilot and Extra Fine and I grabbed the package hoping for the best. I bought the 4 pack for around $6.00.
I like the way the pen felt right away. Nice and light and it feels nicely balanced. I grabbed the notebook that I have been using for work lately and remember that scene in There's Something About Mary when the paramedic screams "We got a Bleeder" ...yeah it was like that. Wrong paper. My problem is that when I see extra fine on the label... I expect a .38 and without any bleeding. Life is just not that simple.
But here in the Moleskine, it works a little better and I was little more comfortable. But at the end of the day, the 3 unused pens will probably end up in my next giveaway, I would be better off with the Razor II that markets itself as the Super Fine Point. (that means buying more pens :)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I ended up calling the manufacturer http://www.yasutomo.com/ Great customer service and they actually were sad when they told me that the pens were no longer being manufactured. They stopped around 2003 or 2004 and have had trouble finding a manufacturer that is able to reproduce the pen. But check out their site, they have some cool stuff there. Sorry folks!
Monday, July 6, 2009
As some of you know, I am a proud new papa and I took a week (and a few days) to get things in order and enjoy being a parent. My twitter updates were around, but the blog was left unattended. But I am back. Expect some hot and heavy posting and I should be more regular than two cups of coffee and a bran muffin in the morning.
My first post back is one of my favorites for everything. If you have seen these on the rack in your art store and passed them by, I insist that you pick one up and put it in rotation. The variety of widths make them very versatile and the archival ink is just cool.
Baby G is doing very well and we are starting to get into a routine. That's code for I am tired and am barely able to string a sentence together without stopping in the middle to wonder if I have pants on or not. I am going back upstairs now to put pants on, be right back.
I easily can switch from drawing to to-do lists and not afraid to loan this out if needed. There's also a ton of colors available for you to enjoy. The full name is the Pigma Micron and this one is a 005 black. love. There are a total of 6 line sizes available: 005 = 0.20 mm, 01 = 0.25 mm, 02 = 0.30 mm, 05 = 0.45 mm, and 08 = 0.50 mm. Good times! Enjoy it.