Look what arrived today in the mail! Isn't it sweeeeeet?
120 luscious colors and yes, I know they come in 132 but hey 120 is still alot of colors and besides, I got a good deal!!
Close up. See. I am not lying.. 120 colors!
But just so you don't get too jealous, let me tell you I wasn't 100% happy with this.
For one thing, some pencils are bent. (that's just wrong!)
Also, the plastic cases don't nest perfectly so it's actually impossible to close the lid tightly. Its almost like the top layer is from a different set, the corners are rounded instead of square and it does not FIT!!
(I guess it fit when I got it because it was shrinkwrapped.)
Even with a good deal, they're still expensive so I would have at least expected to have a tin big enough to house the pencils....Not happy about that.
But enough already. Lets have a trip down memory lane.
My original Prismacolor set. A present from my mum when I was about 13. They no longer fit in the tin when they got shorter so they ended up in a decorated tuna fish can.
You can see below that many of my pencils are still quite decent....
While others are pathetic...
I could have relaced the ones that were worn out and bought my missing colors but sometimes its cheaper to buy a new set than individuals. And I was thinking of the age old problem of storage...
So overall I was happy today.
My printer broke.
This is catastrophe guys. Broken belt on the carriage. Almost impossible to replace, I could try to stick it back together but I can't get at the stupid thing even after undoing the screws. I read online how one guy sewed his belt back together....I would try it if I could get it out.
I'll let you know what I end up doing. (Cos I know you're just holding your breath.NOT! lol)