web site is to show the world my terrific float pen collection. I
started collecting these things for absolutely no good reason about
10 years ago, and now I've got close to 200 of the things. Although
you don't find them everywhere - Papua New Guinea and Morocco are
2 countries sorely lacking - I have managed to get a few oddballs.
I've purchased them on the roof of St Peters, I've purchased them
while hearing my final boarding call at the airport gate, and I've
even purchased them with money that should have gone to the essentials,
like food, water and beer.
any serious art collector, I have certain criteria that must be met.
Number 1, does it float? Number 2, is it a pen? If not, is it a toothbrush?
Number 3, is it less than $5? Number 4, do I have it already?
that, I get even more fussy. Good float pen design is not easy. I have
a few ideas, but because of the price involved, I will hold off until
I know I have a good moneymaker. Until then, I can freely criticize
and praise all the designers out there who put a lot of effort into
making something so simple a lot of fun.
okay, not a lot of fun. But I do admit, when I find a good float pen,
it can actually make me forget all the hassles and worries and annoyances
of everyday life and give me something to smile about. Not an easy thing
for a pen (or toothbrush) to do.
it's tough to appreciate them all at once, especially when they don't
"float". Hopefully I'll animate some of them soon. For now,
hope you enjoy the collection.