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My Art Therapy: Sharpie Art!
You Make Me Smile!
Just the word 'Sharpie' makes me smile. I hear it and immediately images and ideas run through my head. What will I draw next? What kind of paper do I want? How many colors can I use? Most of the time, I just get some card stock, pour my Sharpie collection out on the table or floor and start doodling. This relaxes me like nothing else ever could or will. While I'm drawing, my brain is only capable of happy thoughts. No negativity allowed in the "Sharpie Zone"! I love my Sharpie art therapy time and I want to share some of my pieces with everyone. I'm not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoy what I do!
The Sharpie pen first made its appearance in 1964. The black fine-point was the first ever pen-style permanent marker on the market. The extra fine point was introduced in 1979 and the ultra fine point in 1989. The last few years have seen many new colors being added along with different tips such as the chisel and retractable. Currently, Sharpie pens are available in around 40 colors.