Difference in ink distribution
Pens
Difference in ink distribution

My secret obsession with rollerball pens.

I have an interesting confession. Well, maybe it's not that interesting, but I have an obsession with collecting pens. Specifically, rollerball pens. There are so many types of pens!
Rollerball pens are my favorite because of how smoothly they glide! I tried fountain pens. I was attracted to their sleekness and the "prestige" of them. They're so fancy, but they are so difficult to write with. I love pens, but they do serve a purpose and that is to write things down and if I can't accomplish that, then no.
There's something super fun about the little ball at the tip pushing in a bit when you're writing with the pen. Most people don't think about that when they write with a pen. It wasn't anything I had paid attention to until a few years ago when we were writing invitations to our 40th wedding anniversary in 2012.
Gosh, how time flies. I had wanted to learn calligraphy with a fountain pen, but gave up after a few tries. Morty & I decided to not make it more difficult. We just wanted to celebrate.
My pen collection has amassed more than 50 pens! The grandkids know that's what I like, so they just keep buying them.
Close up on the rollerball.
Close up on the rollerball.
Difference in ink distribution.
Difference in ink distribution.
Simple style
Simple style
Sleek and silver
Sleek and silver
A contoured rollerball pen
A contoured rollerball pen
Close up
Close up
Pretty blue
Pretty blue
“It wasn't anything I paid attention to until a few years ago”
So pretty, right?
So pretty, right?