Thursday, March 13, 2014
I began writing this post earlier and was going to tell you all about why I'd decided to start blogging again, why I've decided to keep my business name as Glitz Art Glass, offer you explanations of my past 18 months blogging sabbatical and a whole lot of other navel gazing stuff.
But I decided instead to tell you about one of my favourite things - one of the things that makes me happy, makes me covetous and makes me smile and stroke them whenever I walk by them.
I have two old china jugs filled with the most amazing marker pens - they're Tombows. I only just realised that there is a "W" on the end of Tombow when I looked them up online. With a view to purchasing some more at some stage - or inveigling someone who loves me a lot into buying them for me.
These two jugs of pens follow me around the house, usually sitting at my right hand in the lounge (yes, we have one of those lounges) or wherever I need to see them to make me feel secure.
I have just done something very OCD with my pens....I have made a spreadsheet of which ones I own so if I feel a shopping splurge come over me (or my significant other) I can jump to the ready and shout "I NEED THESE ONES!!"
At this point I should tell you that these pens are horrendously expensive and that I feel rather blessed to own any at all. They have only been purchased in ones, twos and very occasionally threes over the years when I felt that I needed a little creative pick-me-up.
Oh, and by the way, I'm still making beads, still making them and selling them in our wee workroom Traders of the Lost Arts in Commercial Street in Takaka and online on www.glitz.co.nz but have also added an etsy.com store where I've been listing loose beads for jewellery designers. Here's the link to the etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitzArtGlass?ref=ss_profile