|I just realized that everything on my list is either green, orange, or black. I think this must be my most colour-coordinated top ten ever!|
- Lamy Safari Fountain Pen + Lamy Z24 Converter - Yes, I know that's two items and not one, but it is together with the converter that the Lamy Safari really shines. Before I bought the converter, I liked the pen but I was quickly growing bored with the limitations of the Lamy cartridges. Now, I absolutely love this pen because I can use any ink I want in it. And when I'm filling my pen from a tiny sample bottle and flushing it out afterwards with a bulb syringe, I feel like a serious pen geek.
- Diamine Meadow Fountain Pen Ink - My first bottled ink! I love the colour of this ink and how well-behaved it is. I'll definitely be buying a full bottle when my sample runs out.
- Uni Mitsubishi Pure Color-F Double-Sided Sign Pen - I just love using these pens. I love that they're double-sided, I love their minimal but colourful design, I love that they come in lots of colours. Using them just makes me happy.
- Pentel Pulaman Disposable Fountain Pen - I could probably say the same for this pen. It's quirky and strange (then again, so am I; maybe that's why we get along so well), but I love it and I always enjoy writing with it.
- Rhodia dotPad - You knew there had to be something Rhodia on this list, didn't you? I love this little notepad - the paper is heavenly, it's dot grid, and the perforations are magical (seriously, I'm always amazed at how uncannily well the pages tear off).
- General's Kimberly Drawing Pencil in B - While I still not in the habit of using my wooden pencils as much as I should, I love this one. I like it's history, I like the metal cap on the end, and I like that I can both draw and write with it. And it's green.
- Rhodia Webnotebook Dot Grid - More Rhodia! More dots! I know that some version of the Webnotebook has been on every single top ten list I've compiled so far, but I honestly think that this may be my perfect notebook. I'm not even that interested in trying out other notebooks anymore. Though I would prefer this one in orange rather than black for next time.
- Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip Brush Pen - I wasn't overly impressed with this pen when I first tried it, but I ended up reaching for it a lot when I was doodling in my art journal. And I still think the combination of black and grey inks in one pen is kind of neat.
- Uni-ball Signo DX 0.38mm Green Black - I have used and loved this pen for a long time (the review is from 2010!), but I found myself appreciating it more this year. It's just right in so many ways: gel, fine-point, smooth-writing, and green black - quite possibly my perfect ink colour for everyday writing.
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens - Another old favourite. While I didn't do much sketching or drawing this year and so didn't use these pens as much as I have in previous years, they're still an essential part of my supply kit. I wouldn't want to be without them.
And that is it for the top ten of 2013! What were your favourite supplies this year?
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