About trading pens around the world and two more fabulous artists to watch out for this year!

Early in December 2007 I did an international cross-country boundaries artist pen trade with Shane Vorhaben.

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He sent me Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens that I couldn’t and still can’t buy here as I live in a very small city. I sent him Pilot G-tec C4 pens that he can’t purchase in the United States. As I have later found out, the Pilot G-tec C4’s are not available in the United States at ALL, anywhere! Can you believe that? Only in the UK, Japan and Canada. Even then, Canada does not have the plethora of colors available elsewhere. They are my favorite drawing pens next to Microns and now, Pitt pens.

I have a container devoted ONLY to non-toxic pens and markers.

New Markers and Pens

Sadly my Pitt pens have almost run out! I’ve drawn them to a dry ink death. ‘Tis time to make that inaugural purchase from an online source.

Along with the pens we mailed each other unfinished *ACEO’s that we each will be collaborating on. After they are complete we’ll each keep one and mail the other back as we each sent two to each other.

I just did another ACEO trade in January 2008 with an artist in Germany named AKA oparthamburg.

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There is no time limit or rather date of completion on these trades.

They will not be drawn until the final drips…

*ACEO – Art Cards, Editions and Originals. Must be 2.5″ by 3.5″.

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3 thoughts on “About trading pens around the world and two more fabulous artists to watch out for this year!

  1. I’ve done that with pens, and paints too. Its really annoying when it happens in the middle of a work! Were those pieces the collaborative works?

  2. ooooo paint. I’ll have to try that. The acrylic paint I use is mixed and made on Granville Island in Vancouver. They only sell it there! I stocked up before I moved back. I am addicted to their vivid pigment and smooth unclumpy texture. I may have to trade with someone in Vancouver. haha! It is called Kroma Artist Acrylic.

    No, those are their own illustrations. My hands didn’t touch them.

    I’ll post the touched ones soon.

    Its really annoying when it happens in the middle of a work!

    YES, it is.

    😉

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