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Episode 241: Ballpoint

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Episode 241: Ballpoint
Above: one of my nightly drawings in ballpoint (based on a photo at Sktchy), and one of three books on ballpoint pen art reviewed in this show.

Episode 241 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast

In this episode of the CMP,  more about ballpoint, rummaging in the random pen jars, the quest for a classic blue Bic, black and blue ink, and three (3!) books on ballpoint art.

“Wander and pivot may feel on one level to be contradictory words… and yet I think a pivot can lead to wander… or even the other way around. So… major and minor pivot… that’s what happened… a Copic marker rabbit hole, and instead of digging my way through to find the carrot… I just turned around and headed somewhere else that I thought might be more accessible, within reach… easier…. ballpoint pen.”

The Flow of Episode 241 (and relevant links):

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3 thoughts on “Episode 241: Ballpoint

  1. If you don’t want your Leuchturm (I pronounce it Loy-sh-turm, but it could be my Austrian accent. Some Germans pronounce the CH sound as a K) I will be happy to take it off your hands. ;-) While I mostly write, I do draw in these journals and they are some of my favorites. I used Miquelrius for years and still love them, but Leuchturms are my new favorite. I really like the cover and the compact size. The pens I love (Pilot G7 and Sarasa) work very well on the graph paper versions. I know these are very popular for the Bullet Journaling people, but I love writing about my life and drawing in them.

    Thanks for posting your podcast on Google Play. I found it when I bought a new phone and now it is much easier to listen when I am on the go and in between audiobooks.

    1. Lol. I am going to give that Leuchtturm a better try. I am using a small one, and I love the paper. I do think that specific ballpoint was a bad fit for the paper. But I am not sure I want to be in a blank with so MANY pages for the drawings either. That’s a lot of comittment! And… thank you for mentioning the Google Play outlet…. I didn’t even realize it wasn’t there. I’m so glad that helps.

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