Okay so I found this thing on Amazon and I ordered a whole mess of them… grass pens. Um, what? These guys are pens that are made to look like blades of grass! They are silicone and they come in several shades of green and I knew the minute I saw them that I would be buying them. Or actually a few sets of them :)
While I was waiting for them to come in the mail I bought a pail for both me and Rob so that we could have these guys “planted” on our desks.
At a buck and a half I figured they were a good buy and they looked perfect to hold about 12-20 of the pens if I was guessing correctly.
Isn’t it pretty? You can find them in the bargain bins at Michael’s. On a side note DARN BARGAIN BINS! I swear I can’t go to Michael’s OR Target without spending an extra $5-20 on great deals. Somebody in marketing got a huge promotion I’m thinking!
But I decided that while I love copper, I wasn’t feeling the copper on MY pot. Womp, womp. And then on the drive home Rob and I had an interesting conversation. You see Rob LOVES color. I think in order to be an amazing artist, and let me tell you he is one, you have to have a deeper understanding of colors. He can seriously see a color and just by looking at it perfectly mix that color for you, out of whatever we have on hand, 9 times out of ten. It’s like his mind can dissect color into little parts like an equation and then piece them back together on a paper plate right in front of me. It’s nuts and very interesting to watch.
Just look at that. That is the cell phone photograph Rob took of one of his most recent paintings he’s been working on. In truth he works on several at a time because oil paint dries very, very slowly. This painting is months and months of work. It even showed in his most recent gallery show before it was even finished and got amazing feedback and many compliments. And it wasn’t even finished. The understanding of color it takes to make something like this…
I’ve completely gone off course here. Let’s go back. We were in the car heading back home after I just purchased these little pots. And I’m thinking, I’m going to paint my pot pink because, you know, I love pink and because he can talk to me all day long after we’ve left the craft store but I’m really just mulling ideas of what I’m going to do with what I just got over in my head. And Rob says, without even knowing my plans or that these little pots are even in the car with us (I’m a sneaky shopper!), that he doesn’t understand why anybody could love the color pink. It’s an okay color but the amount of love this color gets… why? He just doesn’t get it. HE JUST DOESN’T GET IT.
Boom. I get home and spray paint my pot pink almost immediately. My favorite color has been defamed. The greatest lover of color I know does NOT love my favorite color!!! It will not stand! :)
Rob got to keep his pot it’s pretty copper color, and it will work better in his space than mine just as it came but mine is bright ass pink. Boom, again.
But me, still irked with my metal still reeking of spray paint fumes, sat my butt down in my hot pink office chair with a fake fur pillow and I grabbed a grass blade pen and I wrote a list on my HOT PINK paper pad that says “Because I said so:” on it just BECAUSE and I took pictures of my pot and I wrote up this post. Harumph!
It’s not a huge DIY and it’s not even an amazing craft. BUT it is my favorite color and these pens are the dang cutest. And I did get to brag about Rob’s artistic talent. All in all, not bad for a day’s work! And I’m not even a little bit pissy anymore :)
Get your own silicone grass shaped novelty pens at Amazon because they’re freaking awesome.They make me smile like nothing else and smiles are a very valuable thing in my world.
Feeling generous? Toss them in a pot and come up with a good saying like “you’re growing on me” or “thanks for helping me grow” or something and they would make a cute little gift. And simple. Because dang if these pens aren’t the cutest.
Even my cat Marla thinks so which is why she keeps stealing them from me.
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