As a calligrapher, I have favorite aisles at certain stores…the pen aisle being one of them. Here you see one we found in Tokyo that could have kept me occupied for hours. Every size, shape and color anyone who writes could imagine. It tried a few, bought several, and left dreaming of the ones I had yet to test. It was a great moment for me to experiment and dream.

What tools do you dream about using? Do you know where you can go to try them, buy them, learn about them? Is there a favorite place you go online to shop? A local store? An international market? A fellow creative that shares their insights with you…so you both can dream and learn together? I challenge you today to go play with some new tools. Let your skills be stretched and tested, and let your imagination run wild. Don’t worry about whether or not you can afford to buy the tools…try them, then figure out the transaction.