Having the Right Tools…at All Times!
So…I’m still excited about 2018; and to ensure that I’m staying on track with achieving my hand lettering goals for the year I had to purchase a few things. That’s right! I have a slight shopping addiction. LOL!!! Well, I didn’t purchase a few things, I only needed one thing…a new pen case. In my previous post I shared that I have a full time career. I absolutely LOVE my job!!! I mean, I really do! With that being said, it is kinda hard to find the time to practice my lettering. Because of this career of mine, I have to be a little creative with how I travel to work with my lettering supplies.
Most of the time I carry a LV Neverfull handbag and it is HUGE!!! I purchased this bag in particular for the size alone. I can fit EVERYTHING in this bag and I do mean EVERYTHING. I am able to fit a large Rhodia No 18 pad, a super cute Kate Spade pencil pouch, on top of the normal everyday things that go in a handbag like my Kikki K planner.
On slower days, especially around the holidays I ensure that I have some kind of paper pad that has lettering appropriate paper in my handbag so that I can letter during a break or whenever I find a little free time in the office.
Okay, so back to my little purchase. The Kate Spade pencil case!!! I had a really small pencil case from my subscription with The Planner Society a couple of years ago and I slowly realized that the case wasn’t big enough. I found this pencil case on eBay for $13.99!!! I mean…seriously…a steal!!! It is flat and large enough to fit in my Neverfull without taking up too much space.
In my new pencil case I have: a few Tombow Fudenosuke hard and soft tip pens, a pencil, an eraser, a few Micron Pigma pens, and whatever colorful brush pens I may need based on the project(s) I’m working on.
IMO (In my opinion), it’s always a little easier to find the time to practice your lettering when you have the right tools on hand. If you’re anything like me and you have full-time job, you may find it hard to find the time to letter at work; however, if you make sure you’re carrying the right tools with you at all times I think it will be easier to make time.
I’ve never tried the Rhodia paper! What makes it unique? You don’t need to practice your lettering—it’s already perfect to me!! I try to letter on everything, even at work, lol. They get fancy papers from me, lol!! Love your blog!!
Robyn JacksonLaQuisha Hall
It’s really smooth and it’s great for most mediums. I use it for lettering and calligraphy. Plus, they’re not bulky. Thank you so much!!! I appreciate your kind words 😘😘😘