I've got a few things standing in my way of becoming the blue pencil guy. You know, the person who has on their desk a cup filled with blue pencils in a way that suggests good taste instead of obsession.
The first challenge is that I'm color blind. Even after I checked with my wife to make sure that the Naturaj in the picture really was blue, I kind of don't believe her. Second is lack of focus: wave a gray and neon yellow pencil in front of me and I may instantly forget I was a blue man. Third is that there's a fine line between that good taste/obsession dichotomy and I'm not sure I ever pass for being on the right side.
The pencils pictured were mostly purchased at CW Pencil Enterprise, where this frivolous blue pencil idea was born in me.
- Caran d'Ache Edelweiss
- Blackwing 73 (which I love for the subtle grip)
- Shahsons Goldfish Blue Bird
- Naturaj Joi (I have no idea the other color on this pencil)