This week, like every week, I am reminded that this blog would not be possible without the great team that has developed around me to help grow The Desk. It has just been Tina and I in the office this week as Laura is off in Ireland for two weeks and Jesi was off to Raleigh for the pen show and family trip. Both Laura and Jesi wrote their reviews before they left but the virtual office is quiet without them. The warm weather has Tina out and about drawing all sorts of machinery and other urban landscapes. So, if you’re trapped in the office today, drop me a line and say hello. I’m lonely.
- Tactile Turn Gist 2.0 Fountain Pen (via The Pencilcase Blog)
- Video: Nakaya Long Cigar Blue Dragon Extra Broad Nib Writing (via Gourmet Pens)
- Video: Writing with a Sailor Pro Gear Turquoise Blue Fountain Pen (via Gourmet Pens)
- Kaweco Ice Sport Glow Marker Set (via The Clumsy Penman’s InKfusion Site)
- Fountain Pens – ten arguments in favour. (via Inked Happiness)
- Nine factory nibs you have to try before you die (via UK fountain pens)
- Pilot Petit1 Fountain Pen Eyedropper Conversion Tutorial (via JetPens Blog)
- Lamy Agate (via Mountain of Ink)
- A Palette Of Inks (via An Inkophile’s Blog)
- P. W. Akkerman SBRE Brown Ink (via The Pen Addict)
- Platinum Citrus Black (via Alt. Haven)
- Sailor Ink Studio Swatch Tests – Part 07 – The Pinky Browns (via Fountain Pen Ink Art)
- Colorverse Astrophysics Gravity Wave (via Ink Sharks)
- Monteverde DC Supershow Blue (via Mountain of Ink)
- Reviewing the Dixon Ticonderoga. (via Pencil Revolution)
- Casemate and Pen+Gear No. 2 Pencil(s) (via Polar Pencil Pusher)
Notebooks & Writing:
- How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often: Stream Of Consciousness Writing (via Fountain Pen Love)
- Quo Vadis Life Journal Infinite Review (via Mountain of Ink)
- Adam Hackländer’s Travel Journals Notebooks (via Notebook Stories)
- It’s OK to just write (via Polar Pencil Pusher)
- Why try writing as therapy (via Milligram Journal)
- Week 23: The Letter (The Bullet Journal Method Book Club) (via Tiny Ray of Sunshine)
Art & Creativity:
- Four books to help you find your creativity (via Flow Magazine)
- Hand-Stitched Embroidered Portraits Highlight the Joy of Indivduality (via Brown Paper Bag)
- Colour Chart for the Turner Artists’ Watercolour set of 12 x 5ml tubes (via Parka Blogs)
- friday field trip (from the sketchbook). (via Rae Dunn)
- Project Friday: Go Ahead, Paint on Lightweight Drawing Paper (via RozWoundUp)
Other Interesting Things:
- The (Atlanta) Pen Show Experience (via nib & ink)
- Stationery Travel Notes (via The Pen Addict)
- Celebrate Pride Month with FREE June 2019 digital wallpapers (via Think.Make.Share.)
- Puzzles as mindfulness exercise (via Flow Magazine)
- The National Park Typeface (via Kottke.org)
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Hi Ana, enjoy the sunshine today. Thank you all for The Desk.
Sorry you are lonely, Ana! Thanks to the whole team for your great reviews and thank you,Ana, for helping me decide on a Faber Castell Grip nib!
You are quite welcome!
It’s true that I’m out sketching heavy machinery…but I’m at the Desk in spirit. 😉
I much prefer that you are outside.
Is that a Duran Duran reference?
Guilty as charged.