Giveaway: Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow Fountain Pen

Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow

As only the Italians could say it, PACE! When we were traveling in Italy several years ago, there were flags flying from every window with a bright rainbow with bold letters saying “PACE” which means PEACE. And today, of all days that is what I wish for you. The kind folks at Kenro are helping me make that wish extra special today by giving me a Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow to give away to one lucky reader — the perfect holiday gift to usher in a new year full of happiness and peace. The pen is named after the Goddess Fortuna, the goddess of Luck and Good Fortune, most prophetic.

Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow

The Montegrappa Fortuna is stunning and I’m so honored to have gotten to see it in person before sending it along. The resin is so striking. The pen is weighty without feeling heavy (with converter unfilled and capped, it weighs 22gms which is the same weight as a Lamy AL-Star). It measures 5.375″ capped, 5″ uncapped and over 6.25″ uncapped (it exceeded the length of my pocket ruler so I’m guessing a bit here) but it does post! And there is no seam between the colors, they flow effortlessly from one to the other. When replacing the cap, the rainbow stripes line up without any effort too. Maybe I just get lucky but they seem to line up every time I put the cap back on. It’s really kind of riveting to look at. The nib is a medium and the engraving on the nib is unique to Montegrappa. Lovely.

The pen ships in its original packaging and box and is unused. I did not ink it up and comes with a cartridge converter and a couple cartridges and scarf of some sort that I did not remove from its package.

Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow

With love from Kenro and The Well-Appointed Desk!

Montegrappa Fortuna Rainbow

TO ENTER: To enter the giveaway, all I ask is that you send a message of peace to someone in the comments.

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Thursday, December 29, 2016. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Friday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 30 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS Priority Mail is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US Residents ONLY, sorry.

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  1. Wishong all peace and happiness in the new year.
    Thank you for always having great contests.

  2. I wish peace to all who need it. Peace and love to the world.

    Happy Holidays to Ana and all who read her excellent blog.

  3. The Hebrew parayer says: May the one who makes peace in his heavans, bring peace to us all, and to his people, and say Amen.

    Wishing you and yours have a Happy Holiday Season – be it Hannukah, Christmas or any other holiday!

  4. May we all come to see that we have more in common than not, that we have much to offer each other and the world, and may we be showered with Love and Peace in the days to come.

  5. I’m sending this to my brothers and sister. We don’t always see each other, even though we live in the same city, or even get along. However, I love you and wish you peace and happiness during this holiday season.

  6. I would like to wish you, Heather,fans of Art Supply Posse, and Well Appointed Desk readers a peaceful holiday season filled with stationary, pens and whatever makes you happy.

  7. May all who are feeling lost and empty this Christma’s Season be filled with Hope & Peace. I pray they be touched by Love & Understanding. Thank you.

  8. Praying for world peace, as I do year round. Hope it comes in my life time. Cheers ti all the stationery lovers out there!

  9. i hope that everyone can find peace and happiness in their lives. to those in my family who are suffering from health issues, i wish for a smooth recovery.

  10. For many of us, 2016 was lumpy gravy. So, may your 2017 be smoooooth, well blended, and add the flavor you need now. Stealing from my favorite pastor’s benediction (and she’s also my wife, so she’s ok with it) peace and blessings rest and remain with you, those you love, and those whom nobody loves.

  11. Isaiah 9:6
    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  12. I send love and peace to my dear friend Jenny M. who has had a rough year and is awaiting results from some recent tests. Everything will be ok and 2017 will be your year to shine!

  13. Wishing peace to the people who cannot show their rainbow colors this year. May 2017 continue our progress, not end it.

  14. I actually gasped when I saw this.

    I’m wishing peace to basically everyone but especially to the intrepid knitters who participated in Project Peace. It carved out a special place in my run up to the holidays that will help me usher in a peaceful 2017.

  15. Peace, prosperity, and good health to all members of my immediate and extended family, and work colleagues. May 2017 be a year of success and happiness for all!!!

  16. Peace to all, but most of all to my beautiful friends, Lena and Jay, my ftm friends and siblings Shane and Kristoff — peace and love and understanding in a turbulent time where safe spaces might seem few and far between. If I win this pen, I would give it to you, another way to incorporate a rainbow of peace and pride and beauty.

    Thank you, Ana, for this awesome giveaway opportunity!

  17. Ana , As always you have a generous heart and beautiful soul.
    Maybe the country will be able to come together in Peace and Harmony! I at least hope we can put our differences aside for the welfare of the country and for a sense of serenity.
    In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, “Peace Out! “

  18. Ana, Twice this year you helped me strengthen the peace in a very important relationship with suggestions. Thanks for that. Pax vobiscom.

  19. The Russian word for ‘Peace’ is the same as the word for ‘world’ (mir). I wish peace to the whole world but most especially to my lovely in-laws who have welcomed us so warmly this Christmas.

  20. My wish is for peace for our nation as it is going through the most difficult time in our history. If everybody would start loving people instead of judging or hating them peace would cover our nation like nothing we have ever seen. Merry Christmas to all, and have a safe and prosperous new year!

  21. Pease to anyone who experienced torment, disquiet, or disease in 2016. Here’s hoping 207 brings you pease, momentum, and a measure of stability.

  22. Tenacious HOPE
    Boundless JOY
    Inconceivable PEACE
    Steadfast LOVE

    May it be so. Our world needs these gifts.

  23. Peace and blessings to all who love pens and ink,
    To those who yearn for justice
    And those who hope in God.

  24. What a beautiful pen and giveaway. Sending wishes of peace to all my family and friends, and to you and to all your readers too!

  25. I would send a message of peace to my extended family, some of whom aren’t currently speaking in the aftermath of the election.

    “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
    All things break. And all things can be mended.
    Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
    So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
    The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”
    –L.R. Knost

    And thanks to you for your blog–I love reading your work!

  26. Sending wishes of peace and joy to all who are missing their loved ones during the holiday season.

    Spark joy wherever you go!

  27. “Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” (Calvin Coolidge, 1927)

    Merry Christmas, peace and blessings to all.

    1. Happy Holidays to you and yours. To all here, love, peace, and joy to you as we enter the New Year!

  28. Peace to those who need and desire it, to my friends, family, framily, and, those I’ve never met in person.

  29. Peace to those who find this time of year especially hard…may you find light in the darkness, always.

  30. Happy Holidays to all those who are weak, ill, lost, and feel alone. You are need not feel lonely, people care and I for one wish you all the happiness today and the future. I hope you find the strength and accept the love offered and find your way again. Happy Holidays to all, stay safe and reach out to those you might pass up on a normal day. Thank you.

  31. I would like to extend my message of peace to everyone who has been stricken with fear, loneliness, abandonment and sorrows. May you find a healthy and happy light this next year, to lift you up.

  32. Peace to all, especially my brothers and sisters of other faiths and creeds It is our diversity of opinion that makes us who we are!

  33. I know 2016 has been a troublesome year for many. My own year had its ups and downs. But whatever may come next year, remember that you are the key to your own happiness. May we all be at peace with ourselves and each other.

  34. May we all focus on what brings us together and not what pulls us apart. Peace and kindness to all

  35. I wish peace to every mother in any nation who’s mourned at the grave of a child killed in war.

  36. I wish peace upon everyone living in America. We are a nation at strife right now and I fervently wish we could have just a moment of solidarity.

  37. Sending wishes of peace both inner peace and outer peace to my sister Margaret….she has been diagnosed with a chronic illness this year and it, the disease, has been physically and mentally attacking her usual beautiful peaceful self….it has been devestating…i wish she finds some peace in the year ahead and that the medical process stops or slows its attack or can be treated to let her peaceful self shine as it has in the past!

  38. I want to send peace to my daughter, for her to become an adult in a more peaceful world

  39. I wish peace to the people of Uganda where the national government is at war with the tribal kings. May cooler heads step forth to bring about a non-violent solution to the conflict.

  40. I hope that everyone can find their inner peace in 2017 ❤️
    And I hope that one friend in particular can keep her peace throughout the turbulence in her life ❄️❄️

  41. It’s an old sentiment with a good few miles on it, but not so bad for all of that: “Peace on Earth; good will toward mankind.”
    Though I feel like the request was meant to be a little more specific than that. And, to that end: peace to my oldest friend, who is about to become a father and is afraid he won’t be a good one. (He’s going to be great; the worry is just making it hard for him to see that.)

  42. Sooo pretty!

    Peace to all of us, so many of us need it right now. Peace especially to those struggling, hang on! You can pull through!

  43. This is been such a difficult year for the world. It is my hope that peace returns to Syria, that hands of welcome greet refugees… I guess I just want to see the world become a kinder and more compassionate place. If I could knit or draw people I swear I would never stop. May everyone have the comfort of warmth, food, safety, love and compassion.

  44. My wish for peace is for my loving father who is battling melanoma and so far its going well.

  45. I wish for Peace to anyone who is holding on to anger, resentment, or hatred toward others, that they may find forgiveness and tolerance in their own hearts and look forward with love and light.

  46. Wishing for peace in all parts of the world and the understanding that bigotry, intolerance and prejudice are never acceptable.

  47. Peace to all who love pens, paper, pads, stationary, and pretty much anything sold in the stationary dept or a paper store!! (And to everyone else, as well)

  48. Love, peace, joy and safety to all those who are deployed and away from home in the midst of the Christmass season.

  49. Peace to all of the pen addicts and analog nerds that have gotten me into this awesome hobby more and more over the last 18 months.

  50. Sending out a message of peace to all those who have lost loved ones near the holidays, and for whom the holidays are difficult and lonely at times.

  51. I wish peace for my mother. She has lived many years with guilt and shame, and she shouldn’t have to carry that burden.

  52. I wish peace to everyone today, whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, whatever faith! Merry Christmas and a beautiful start to 2017!

  53. Peace and goodwill are a gift to the people you meet everyday, be generous and share the best part of you with them. I wish you all a wonderful new year 🙂

  54. Wishing peace to all who suffer in mind and/or body. I want to share ‘The happiness bottom line’ from womenshealthnetwork dot com. “We are social creatures, weaving social webs that influence our physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being, similar to the Buddhist analogy of a jeweled net in which each jewel, representing one individual, is linked to all other jewels by a complex woven structure. Your words, deeds, and thoughts influence the whole. Keep being the shining jewel that you are.

  55. May there be peace, understanding and hopefully, wisdom to all people’s of the earth.

    May we all become the light that these dark days so desperately need.

  56. I wish peace for my coworker recovering from surgery so she can heal swiftly and completely.

  57. What a beautiful pen! Love the rainbow colors!
    I want to wish my good friend, Jennifer, PACE! She had surgery very recently and is recovering. There was a long wait for the surgery and she was in much discomfort for several months. I wish her healing and good health! We met in the 7th grade and lost touch for many years, having reconnected about 3 years ago after I searched her out on FB!

  58. “The real pacificus is he who promotes peace, not he who gasses about it.”
    ― C.S. Lewis

  59. I hope that those that are struggling this holiday season can find joy somewhere in their lives. Everyone deserves to feel happy even if they’re not able to be in the ideal situation they wish for.

  60. In this holiday season, wishing for peace on earth and goodwill towards all. May those in war-torn areas, and those discriminated against, especially find peace in the new year.

    1. Dear Elisabeth, The instructions say to send a message of peace to someone in the comments, and as you are “someone in the comments,” here is my message of peace. Peace to you and all who sit at their well-appointed desks, thoughtfully and beautifully penning words of peace to all those who have been hurt or disappointed this last year.

  61. Peace to all the families suffering loss of a loved one, including my friend whose husband died two months before their son’s second birthday.

    1. Peace and happiness to you and all your family, and your friend I hope you have a wonderful 2017.

  62. I wish peace to those broken in spirit. I wish peace to those who don’t even realize they need it. I wish peace, comfort and joy to the world.

  63. Peace in all zones of conflict around the world like Syria and Phillipines where the youngest are the ones most harmed. Peace is what we all need to strive for

  64. Peace to all my fellow LGBTQ people, especially to those who have no welcoming family to go home to this holiday season.

  65. “How come we play war and not peace?”
    “Too few role models.”
    ― Bill Watterson

    I “see” many role models here.

    Peace be with you all….!

  66. Peace to all those who are grieving a loss this year. Those who lost a family member to death or bigotry or not being able to take any more assholery, no matter how much you love them,

    Peace to those who realized that you don’t love them anymore or know you’re not good together.

    Peace to those who lost a little of themselves.

    Peace to those who are celebrating their first holiday season without them, or their hundredth.

  67. We all want peace. We all need peace. May peace on earth begin with peace in our homes and radiate out from there.

  68. I would like to send peace to the people of Aleppo and all of Syria. To have your home demolished around you and have your fate out of your control must be the most dispiriting and frightening experience possible. I wish for peace for them in the coming year and a way to rebuild their society.

  69. I wish peace to my incredible family. We lost a beloved family member this past month and I hope we can continue to come together and love one another deeply.

  70. Wishing peace to all who are missing departed family members this holiday season. So long as our loved ones are remembered and kept in our hearts they are never really gone.

  71. Peace to all on earth.
    Love to all who are lonely.
    Safety to all who live in fear.
    Joy to all with burdened hearts.


  72. Peace to all who have lost loved ones during the holiday season this year or in years past.

  73. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” -Benjamin Franklin

  74. Thank you for the giveaway. Wishing peace to my friend, Randy, who lost his Dad this morning, just a year and a half after he lost his Mom.

  75. Peace be with everyone around the world. We should all have a common prayer in our hearts for each other no matter where we call home.
    Peace, love and respect to all.

  76. good will and peace to all.

    with tidings of true hope that this next year will be better and ore joyous for all

  77. I wish a peaceful heart to each and every American as we prepare to transition to new leadership and the challenges that always accompany that.

  78. Wow what a stunningly beautiful fountain pen! It is so pretty that I don’t think I could NOT want to share it’s potential love. Even at this price tag, I would like to think that I could bring myself to go into a room full of people and get everyone to write a note of love and peace with this pen without hesitation.

    In the remainder of 2016, and in the upcoming new year, I wish humanity the strength and courage to tackle whatever it is that stands in the way of our inner peace.

    I wish us the ability to notice the little bits of magic that shine even the slightest light on our days. Even the toughest, hardest days behold such light if we can raise our heads to take note of it. It could be just a sliver… But the tiniest sliver could have the potential to start a ripple or a wave.

    I wish wholeheartedly that humans will continue to band together and hold each other up in the darkest of times. I hope that we take the smallest flickers of light and cast them out to our surroundings. We have nothing to lose by sharing love and light.

    May we share our love and support and remain empathetic to those around us. And, let us all remember the plight of those less fortunate and not ever forget to count our blessings.

    Peace and Love to ALL!


  79. My wish for peace is for my friends that have lost loved ones, the holidays are difficult for them and I wish I could take the pain away.

  80. A message of peace first for the Well-Appointed Desk! Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! Wishing peace also for whom this color has represented over the decades…may we only move forward with progression and acceptance!

  81. I wish peace to all in the coming year. The world has seen so much hurt this year that I hope 2017 brings peace and solace to all.

  82. I wish peace especially to the citizens of Syria, both those who are still residents, and those who are refugees.

  83. In moments which you may find yourselves weary and overwhelmed… May silence surround you so that you can hear the peaceful beating of your heart and know that with each beat of your heart and every breath you take, you grow stronger and the peace you seek grows nearer.

  84. May we each dedicate ourselves to peace, empathy and for justice for all.
    Inhale peace, exhale tension. Thank you.

  85. Sending peace to my parents, who are the best people I’ve ever known. I hope 2017 brings light and healing for them.

  86. I wish peace to those who are struggling through this holiday season. Good will and prayers to reverberate a hopeful new beginnings, for the new year.

  87. I send peace to my son and his family. I also wish peace to the world, I feel after this election we need it more than ever. I wish peace to all suffering with any illnesses. And peace of mind to anyone that worries to much.

  88. Love and peace to all those who have differing opinions of mine. It is my hope that in 2017 we can come together and harness our opinions and thoughts into positive actions that make life better for everyone.

  89. Wishing all of you a new profound sense of peace surpassing anything you have experienced or even imagined. Happy New Year!

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