We are in the middle of our second week of our tenth anniversary celebration and everyone has been so kind in joining our giveaways and sending us kind words and congratulations. It still feels a little weird to celebrate in the middle of a pandemic and while there is so much hurt and frustration throughout the US and the world right now.
This past week, more and more of the pen community stepped up and spoke out against racism and publicy supported the Black Lives Matter movement. We are all trying to listen, learn, do more and educate ourselves. There are links in the section below to learn more. Johnny Gamber at Pencil Revolution and John Oliver at the Kottke.org are powerful. All the links are educational and powerful but those two…Also, the Harlem Renaissance stamps are wonderful. Really, they are all worth a look.
There are more links related to the ongoing pandemic which will continue to touch our lives for months to come.
Of course, there are wonderful ink reviews, The Gentleman Stationer wrote about the Platinum slip and seal cap, and links to my guest appearance on the Pen Addict podcast last week. So, in some ways, things are familiar here… and in some ways, we are going to keep reminding ourselves that things must change.
Black Lives Matter:
- The inspiring life of Maya Angelou (via Flow Magazine)
- BLACK LIVES MATTER (via PENCIL REVOLUTION!)
- Silence is Complicity (via Penquisition)
- It’s Not About Politics, And Yet It Is, And Must Be. (via Writing for Pain and Pleasure)
- Black Lives Matter: A Statement (via The Pelikan’s Perch)
- A Letter to My Own Lungs (via Inkpothesis)
- Black Lives Matter (via Field Notes Dispatches)
- Respectful Silence (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Chalk Protest in Jackson Heights (via Veronica Lawlor)
- Getting Out of Bed Each Day (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Educator Reveals Her Favorite Children’s Books About Racism and Race (via My Modern Met)
- Prominent Figures of the Harlem Renaissance Featured on New USPS Stamps (via Colossal)
- Required Reading (via Hyperallergic)
- Aerial Views of the Protests from Around the World (via Kottke.org)
- John Oliver on Policing in America (via Kottke.org)
- Leonardo Officiana Italiana Messenger Fountain Pen Review (via The Pen Addict)
- What’s The Difference Between Inexpensive and Expensive Fountain Pens? (via Fountain Pen Love)
- Luxury and Silent. II Analysis (via Crónicas Estilográficas)
- Luxury and Silent. I. Context (via Crónicas Estilográficas)
- Platinum Slip & Seal Cap: What Is It and Does It Work? (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- L’Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Swatch Tests – the Ochres (via Nick Stewart Fountain Pen Ink Art)
- Sailor Ink Studio 735: A Review (via The Pen Addict)
- Lennon Tool Bar Tea Color Inks (via Mountain of Ink)
- KWZ Discovery Green (via Mountain of Ink)
- Monteverde Fireopal (via Mountain of Ink)
- L’Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Swatch Tests – the Blues (via Nick Stewart Fountain Pen Ink Art)
- Kala Tribute to Neon “Boogie” Fountain Pen Ink Review (via The Pen Addict)
- Ziller Waterproof Calligraphy Ink: A Review (via The Postman’s Knock)
- Caran d’Ache SUPRACOLOR® Soft Aquarelle Paul Smith Watercolor Pencils (Gourmet Pens)
- Eraser Museum. (via Present&Correct)
Notebooks & Paper:
- Ink + Volt Executive Notebook Review (via The Pen Addict)
- JAPAN WEEK : EXTRA – nishi shuku (via Print & Pattern)
- NEW WORK – kate clarke (via Print & Pattern)
Art & Creativity:
- DIY Abstract Coloring Book (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Day Ten : #30x30DirectWatercolor : Second Video Crit! (Part 1/2) : Marc Crits Uma (via Citizen Sketcher)
- Ways of Seeing… with penguins (via Austin Kleon)
- Adobe is offering $1 million in support of creative projects over the coming year (via It’s Nice That)
Other Interesting Things:
- The Pen Addict Podcast, Episode 413: Ana Does Best (via The Pen Addict)
- Drawing Inspiration, Episode 28: Pens, Ink, Paper and Business Advice with The Pen Addict, Brad Dowdy (via The Pen Addict)
- Typology of Lego Computers. (via Present&Correct)
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Costume Contestants Posing At The 24th World Science Fiction Convention In Cleveland, 1966 (via Design You Trust)
COVID-19 & Quarantine:
- Fancy In The Time Of Quarantine (via Fancy Tiger Crafts)
- 6 Feet Office: Is This What The Office Of The Future Will Look Like? (via Design You Trust)
- How the Federal Art Project Gave Artists Hope During the Depression (My Modern Met)
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Thank you for speaking up too. People who reply all lives matter just don’t get it. I read a post where the white man writing it understood the simple things he can do freely that others can’t, like walking down the street.
Thank you, as always, for links to content that entertains, educates, informs, and expands my mind.
I am also very grateful for your links and your continuing to devote time and effort to keep us aware and educated about Black Lives Matter. It’s meaningful that you didn’t post one list and then consider your job done.