Since returning from Indianapolis last week, I have been filling in at the college where I taught last year. I did this substitute teaching ON TOP OF working my day job. The class meets twice a week from 6-9pm. Yes, design classes meet for THREE HOURS and are still meeting largely on Zoom. As an introvert, to say that working a 12-hour day AND keeping up with my side hustles has made me exhausted would be an understatement.
I don’t think I’ve been this tired since…ever.
When do you (or should I) say enough is enough and dive under the covers and sleep for a week?
- Forget the ‘grail’ pen… what’s your ‘exit’ pen? (via UK fountain pens)
- News: M200 Golden Beryl Special Edition Demonstrator (via The Pelikan’s Perch)
- La Couronne du Comte (Diamine) Pain d’Épices (via Macchiato Man)
- Colorverse 001 Shiny Black (via Mountain of Ink)
- Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Muji Planting Tree (via Inkcredible Colours)
- Ink Review #617: Tono & Lims Friendship Fixation: Baby Green (via Fountain Pen Pharmacist)
- Pencil Review: Staedtler Tradition (HB) (via Polar Pencil Pusher)
- The rOtring 600 Lineup Lightens Up: Gold, Rose Gold, and Pearl White (via Penquisition)
Notebooks & Paper:
- Hightide Puggy’s Best Notebook Review (via The Pen Addict)
- Breezing Through the Cosmo Air Light Paper Review (via The Poor Penman)
- Are Japanese Planners Better Than American Planners? (via JetPens)
- Made for Ink Exorcise and Chalk Stripe notebook review (via FOUNTAIN PEN INK ART)
- How ADHD led me to the Golden Coil Planner (via The Pen Addict)
- Reflection: Falling Back into Pocket Notebooks (via Comfortable Shoes Studio)
- How I Use My Notebooks: Daily Planner Update (via Writing at Large)
Art & Creativity:
- Black Krim (Plus Thoughts on Lightfast) (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
- Inktober 2021: leftovers (via Apple-Pine)
- Something different… Gamma and sepia (via Liz Steel)
Other Interesting Things:
- 101-Year-Old Lady Adopts Senior Shelter Cat and They’re Now Best Buds (via My Modern Met)
- How to avoid feeling lonely in an age of remote working (via Creative Boom)
- Black Crow Halloween Mail Art Tutorial (via The Postman’s Knock)
- New for the Holidays: Prices, Shipping Rates and Dates (via USPS)
- 2021 Chicago Pen Show Recap (via The Pen Addict)
- 2021 Chicago Pen Show Recap: Back to Normal … Slowly (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Through the eyes of a Curious Cat Man (via Victorian Trading Co Blog)
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(If you’re curious, the “Not Today Satan” print was created and printed at Skylab Letterpress and available on our shop)