I *love* pencils and my students would always laugh when I talked about the wonderfulness of pencils and paraphrased from the book 'The Pencil,' which they seemed to feel was a fine joke. I can therefore get behind this:
Also I always wrote with fountain pens in the 70s and 80s, and took all my university notes, for instance, by fountain pen. I wrote bazillions of letters, too, and since the ink was water-soluable and I lived in the moment it's all faded/washed away now. I didn't like ballpoints as they were too slippery.
I liked using sealing wax, too, but that isn't peculiar.
posted by - 1:22 PM
I have always had a postively mad love of paper. Pencils, crayons, pastels, charcoal, brushes, whatever, as long as paper is involved, it is magical for me. WHOA breakthrough! Thanks for posting this. Now I understand some of my reluctance to work on canvas. Not only is it physically taxing, but it is NOT PAPER LOL.