In honor of the impending holidays, Link is donning his pilgrim hat this week.
I included a link in “Other Interesting Things” about the koalas in the bush fires in Australia. This was brought to the media attention thanks to the heroics of one woman who rescued a koala from the blazes by wrapping him up in her shirt. My husband was an exchange student in Australia as a teenager so he has a personal connection to the country and as a child I had stuffed koala
bears when other kids had teddy bears. Knowing that the bush fires, on top of overcrowding has greatly diminished their population.
There’s a handful of gift guides from Milligram over in Australia (some are great idea starters for some non-pen related gifts), some Number 9 Pencil reviews and don’t forget to pop over to Relay.FM and listen to this week’s Pen Addict for the annual Gift Guide episode. It’s the seventh year the guys have agreed to let me join in on the festivities and we talked for a long time!
- Fountain Pen Basics: How to Fill a Fountain Pen With Ink (via Pen Chalet)
- How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often: Take On An Extended Project (via Fountain Pen Love)
- Lamy Tipo, Rollerball, Medium Point (via Pens and Junk)
- Vinta Azure (via The Pen Addict
- The Robert Oster Map of Australia (via FOUNTAIN PEN INK ART)
- Lamy Crystal (via Write eXperience)
- Delicious Inks from 3 Oysters, Korea (via INKED HAPPINESS)
- Back to Basics: Blue Ink for Everday Writing (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Diamine Tyrian Purple (via Mountain of Ink)
- Number 9 Mechanical Pencil Kickstarter Review (via edjelley.com)
- Number 9 Pencil – Stainless Steel Model Review (via The Clicky Post)
- Pallet Wood Pencils (1,000 of them!) – YouTube (via The Cramped)
- What graphite pencil do you use? (via Liz Steel)
- Japanese Stationery Company Develops Translucent Eraser (via Spoon & Tamago)
Paper & Notebooks:
- Baron Fig Portals Softcover Notebooks (via Gourmet Pens)
- If you’re not using undated planners what are you even doing (via Polar Pencil Pusher)
- A decade of Plannerisms!!! (via Plannerisms)
- My Jibun Techo: The Planner Geek’s Planner (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Keeping a Gratitude Journal (via Rhodia Drive)
- Baron Fig TRACE Notebook Review (via The Poor Penman)
Art & Creativity:
- Cleaning Out My Life-Drawing Tools (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- 8 Best Online Art Schools to Push Your Creative Career to New Heights (via My Modern Met)
- My Favorite Watercolor Supplies (via My Giant Strawberry)
- Corita Day (via Austin Kleon)
- You can get a lot done in 15 minutes (via Writing at Large)
- Get a Grip (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
Other Interesting Things:
- Home Office Preview: Analog (And Tech!) Organization (via Inkpothesis)
- Gift Ideas – For a Family Member (via Milligram Journal)
- Gift Ideas – For Your BFF (via Milligram Journal)
- Gift Ideas – For That Special Someone (via Milligram Journal)
- Gift Ideas: Moleskine Limited Edition Notebooks (via Milligram Journal)
- 15 Best Gifts for Vintage and Analog Lovers 2019 (via Rediscover Analog)
- Koalas Lose 80% of Habitat in Devastating Australian Bushfires (via My Modern Met)
- How to keep our ‘shadow work’ manageable (via Flow Magazine)
- A Miniature Magazine Penned by Teenage Charlotte Brontë is (Finally) Acquired by the Famous Author’s Namesake Museum (via Colossal)
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Ana, Thanks for the koala link. What with the country-wide drought and fires, destruction of habitat, weed infestation, devastating impact of introduced species such as cats, our Aussie native flora and fauna are having a very hard time.
The koala (not koala bear – they’re not bears) you mentioned, unfortunately didn’t make it. Despite the best efforts of the wonderful original rescuer and the koala hospital (yes, there is such a thing), Lewis, as he was named, succumbed to his injuries.
It is so often the “ordinary” folk who do their best for the land, usually unacknowledged, while the others carry on with the terrible power games. I suppose it’s the same all over the world. I heard this morning that there’s an old bloke in the Netherlands who’s making special mittens for injured koalas and baby kangaroos. It’s very true that not all heroes wear capes.
Thanks for the clarity. Koalas are marsupials, of course. My little primary school heart still thinks of them as a “bear” as that’s what my family always called my plush toys.
And I’m so sorry to hear about Lewis. My heart breaks.