Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Seven Year Pen Challenge

The other night I was leaving Indigo with a friend, and I stumbled across this pen. You see, I can't walk into Staples to get a photocopy without buying a pack of pens. I can't go into Shoppers Drug Mart to buy shampoo without stocking up on Crayola. If they had highlighters at the gas station, I would probably have fifteen versions of that electrifying yellow that you never see in my work because it doesn't scan well. I hastily made the purchase.

It also gave me an excuse to buy one of the best special edition Moleskines I've seen. After declaring that I would take a break from buying Moleskines... I bought a Moleskine. Oops.

This afternoon, The Seven Year Pen Challenge begins.

How quickly can a Kayla use up a pen designed to write 1.7 meters a day for 7 years? Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

About a month ago, I started a collaborative journal with my work-acquaintance-turned-confidante-and-sister Chantelle. Apparently when you set a goal or dream and share it with others, chances of it coming to fruition are more likely when you externalize and share it with others who believe in you and your dreams. I started getting collage-y with it the other night after tearing through some old magazines, here's one of the pages that I've set opposite a beautiful Paolo Coelho quotation that Chantelle shared with me.