My mother had to go to Arizona, earlier this week, for her job. She asked me if I needed any art supplies while she is there. I really only need the Copic ink refill, for my E00 marker. I use it for everything. But I thought it would make for a good blog post to point out one of the prices of living in paradise.
Both local art supply stores sell ink. They sell sumi ink and india ink and sometimes whole set of color ink pots. They do not sell pen holders or nibs though. I asked a sales clerk once what they expect me to use the ink with. She looked so confused, like “Lady, there are ball point, gel, and felt tip pens in the same aisle.” Oh well. Maybe I need to start making bamboo pens. We have lots of that.
One of the stores sells Prismacolor products. I like the color pencils, but for markers, I want Copics. And I really want to try out Derwent’s Inktense line.
I haven’t seen too many varieties of X-Acto handles and blades. I have a pretty decent handle already, but the up there seems like it will be a lot more comfortable when I’m spending hours at a cutting mat. The modified #11 blades have a thicker base which makes them stronger when you’re cutting a lot of curves. They claim that they are less likely to break.
If you live on Guam and have seen any of these products locally, please let me know. Or if there are some art supplies that you think should be added to the list, let me know in the comments. If you live somewhere else, do you have a hard time finding certain art supplies locally?
If people like this Not Available on Guam thing I will probably do more. Let me know. Thanks.
Special note for my mom: Saina ma’åse! Have a safe trip!!