My job requires a trip for stationery supplies about once a fortnight, I'm the girl who comes in and completely buys all stock of one colour of pencil and ruins the next couple of weeks for all the other customers wanting the same said pencil. I have a couple of places I frequent, including Officeworks who have always been great for studio basics, rulers, folders, and writing pens.
Recently I was invited to the Fitzroy Officeworks to check out their expanded art supply options, if I'm honest I expected a little rack with a few more paint colours, so I was completely blown away to see they now have a huge art section that had me standing there in awe for a moment wondering where to start. (you may have witnessed this on my Instagram story)
New to the offering they now have my all time favourite pencils the Faber Castell Polychromos (you can't have the black ones I got them all), and all my go to products from Staedtler and Matisse, but they also have an extensive range of papers, tools, and a ridiculously large rainbow collection of drawing pens like these Copic sketch pens that had me indecisive about colour choices for at least twenty minutes. I also purchased my first pencil case in about six years, but a grown up one made of wood, they had a great special who am I to say no!?
I decided to pick up a few pieces including these amazing pens and have a little play with them in my spare time, scribbling and scanning and piecing everything together, it was nice to step back and experiment with a new product, and although I am far from a master I can definitely see myself heading back to expand my colour library!
I hope you like my new gal below and if you're in the neighbourhood drop in and see what I'm talking about at Officeworks
Officeworks Fitzroy is located at 230 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy, Melbourne