A place to discuss floaty pens
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Frank Lloyd Wright pens I ordered arrived today. When I was in Chicago in June I made a trip out to the suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, where I saw the FLW floaty. It was in the gift shop at his home and studio (detail of home pictured below). I went on a tour of the house and I forgot to return to the shop for a pen before I left.
At least, I think I forgot.
I phoned the Shopwright store last week to order a few pens (extras for fellow collectors). When the pens arrived by mail today I noticed the quality of the image is not great and I wondered if I had subconsciously decided not to buy one.
It's got both Robie House (pictured below) and his Home and Studio on it. The Chicago skyline is in the background.
Still, it's great to have an FLW pen to add to the collection.
I think I'll keep the black one and give away the white and red ones.
Friday, September 12, 2008
It turns out that Wisconsin is a floaty pen haven. The Milwaukee Art Museum (shown above) has a fabulous gift shop, which sells floaties. All the pens in the pictures below are from there, except the "House on the Rock."
The House on the Rock is a house created by a man in Wisconsin. It's full of toys and games, but it's underground.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
These are just a few of the pens in my floaty collection. I'm not sure how many I have because whenever I attempt to count them, I lose track.
The top pen in the picture is based on Edvard Munch's "Scream" and I bought it at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2006. The Michelangelo hands are from the same time and place.
The second one down is based on John Steinbeck's novel "The Red Pony." The green one is representative of Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath." I bought both of them in Salinas, California, at the John Steinbeck Center. I saw the house where he was born too.
The mummy pen I bought at the British Museum in London in 2007.