Friday Faves: Early Spring Inspiration


This week has been super busy so I decided to share five favorite things I found this week. These are not necessarily pen products but may be inspirational or productivity-related. I hope you like this little mini-post as a substitute to Fashionable Friday which will be back next week.

Subscribe to awesome illustrator Kathy Weller’s email list and receive her inspirational Motivational Mantras. Or stop in her shop and buy an awesome inspirational mug.

I’m loving the new Filofax Lockwood Personal Planner in Aqua ($113.50) from Goldspot Pens. Its a smaller slimline planner for a svelte, less bulky planner.

Ooo, the new special edition Faber Castell Ambition OpArt fountain pen in blue ocean for 2016 (€ 70) is gorgeous and Fontoplumo just got them in stock. I’ve always wanted one of these and kick myself for not getting the kiwi green model several years ago. Might have to finally purchase one and the Euro to Dollar exchange rate is finally working in my favor.

Learn Brush Lettering is a new online course being offered by two Aussies, Barbara Enright and Carla Hackett. The 12-day online course is taking early registration at the discounted rate of $199 until March 14th and classes start April 1. If you watch the video, notice that both of the instructors are left-handed! How exciting!

The Winsor & Newton Watercolor Marker 12-Color Set ($51) looks fantastic and I cannot wait to get my hands on a set. Of course, everyone else wanted them too because they sold out in a day. So, onto the JetPens waiting list I go.

I’m thinking about upgrading my fitness tracker to the considerably better looking Misfit Shine which is currently on sale for $69.99. Fossil now owns Misfit and is adding lots of jewelry-like accessories so that your fitness tracker looks more like a fashion accessory and less like an appliance on your arm.

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  1. I had a Misfit shine for a while and really loved it. Super sleek and if I still had it I would definitely give some of the necklace adapters a try. Another one to look at is the Withings Activite Pop – a bit more spendy at $150 but it is a nice looking watch if you don’t want to wear a tracker and timekeeper.

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