Like a kid on crack in a world of colour

When I was was younger, I developed a fascination for glitter pens, high lighter pens , gel pens, sparkle pens, all those fancy pens that cost upward of $3.00 a pop.

As a teenager coming from an asian family, my parents would never question me when I told them I "needed" something for school. To them, it was all an investment towards a brighter future, and anything that I required, they were happy to pay for.

My dad used to pick me up from school most days as we lived three bus rides away from the central private school that I attended (It wasn't always the case.. it was only after we moved houses that it turned into such a distance), and once a week, we used to stop by at Bookland to purchase new school items.

I was clever in those days. I knew that if I picked out 20 glitter pens at $3.00 a pop, my dad would surely question my "need" for them. So, I would pick out about 3 pens each week and hide them amongst the awesome spiral notebooks and wicked unnecessary tape dispensers and sharpeners I would also covet and never was I questioned about these purchases.

At the end of term 2 in year 8, I remember looking at my vast pen collection and realising that I had amassed approximately 70 gel/glitter/sparkle pens over the 6 month period. I must admit, I did feel a tad bit guilty after tallying up the expense in my head, but the colours and the sparkles just won me over. I was like a kid on crack.

Many years on, I no longer buy sparkle pens. I discovered the gel in them would often freeze up after non-use over several months. But I do still love colours.

So, like a kid on crack, and regardless of my lack of "end product" for them, I just love playing with the world of colour and dyes that I have found myself in...

(My other half calls this one: Buzzing through the lilies)

(Swimming in fruit punch!)

(Some more strawberry jam)

6 comments:

  Team Knit !

7:37 PM, June 22, 2009

that is a lot of utterly beautiful roving!!! the colours are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

- Julie

  Maryse

10:24 AM, June 23, 2009

What a fun post!!!

  Nyssa

12:59 PM, June 23, 2009

loving the punch.

and i don't know if you have the shop smiggle in wa or not, but deary me, any chance of reasoning with yourself about glitter pens is banished!

  Peta

2:21 PM, June 23, 2009

Your roving is lovely, especially the first one.

  Robyn

8:30 PM, June 23, 2009

im loving the direction your taking, all these spinning posts have me awestruck...

i loved connector pens, and windups couldnt get enough of them :)

  Girl Kae

10:31 AM, June 24, 2009

Nyssa: We sure do have smiggle!! I love the store, but often feel guilty coming out of it . Afterall, i'm not a school aged kid anymore :(

Robyn: Oh how could I forget connector pens and windups. Totally awesome, novelty factor ;)