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Stubbornly Favorite Tools

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This post is inspired by the book, The Secret Life of the Pencil [1], which features the writing tools of a variety of artists. (This particular pencil is owned by the writer Dave Eggers.) That got me to thinking about what helps me be creative. At first, I thought about an old cheese grater I frequently use, even though I have newer, spiffier models. But I’m also very stubborn about notebooks. I love the brand, Miquelrius [2], because of their cover art, the size between the lines and the way that they bend. What’s one of your favorite tools?