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.