What kind of pens does everyone use for journaling? I have trouble with lots of pens, because I am a lefty, so I smudge everything when I write because I'm dragging my hand across it. At the end of a work day my left hand has blue ink all over it
Oh man, I was wondering about this the other night! I feel for you lefties! I sometimes will actually just take my time and write one word or line of journaling at a time to prevent smudging. I really like to use the ZIG signature slick writer for anything that is glossy or non-porous. Sometimes I'll use a regular old Bic, I also like the ZIG writer pen that has a double tip. The Sakura microtip is a favorite also and the sharpie fine tip! Yeah... I have a whole pen cup dedicated to my black and white pen collection!
I'm a leftie too! I've used the Sakura for about 10 years. Love them!
Insider tip: The Creative Memories pens, are the Sakura brand, just repackaged. The pen people told me this.
For slick surfaces, I use the American Crafts slick writer - but try and write slowly so it can dry as I write. Sometimes I talk my right-handed kids into writing the journaling when I have to use the Slick writer.
Another lefty here! I too love my CM pens, and also the Micron pens. I realized that they were the same as the CM pens when I bought a "special" set of CM pens off eBay, and then discovered that I could get EXACTLY the same pens from M's. Oh well, live and learn, right?