First, I would like to say thank you to all you amazing people who purchased prints and/or made a donation to our kitten fund. I am touched beyond words at your generosity. The kittens have their first check-up tomorrow and we will have a better idea of the overall expenses for their vaccinations and spay/neuter. Right now though, they are eating us out of house and home and growing more everyday.
Zoey, our mama cat, had some serious GI issues when she first came into the house. She went to the vet last week and was completely tested and examined. The determination was that the change in her circumstances left her inside a little discombobulated. We left with some special food and probiotics and she’s doing much better now. What a relief.
She’s still quite underweight but we are doing our best to give her all the food she wants in hopes that she puts on a pound or two.
The kittens go from rambunctious to sound asleep in seconds and its fun to watch them frolic and then collapse with exhaustion. The kittens are quickly developing distinct personalities — adventurer, lap cat, climbers, attackers, and more. I suppose this is how proud parents feel watching their children grow up.
Pickle Video (for some reason my little video won’t embed. But its worth a click, I promise)
Now, back to the pen world, already in progress! We have pen show recaps, Galen Leather reviews, lots on ink reviews and more this week. Enjoy!
Pen Show Recaps:
- 2022 Chicago Pen Show Recap (via The Pen Addict)
- Five Takeaways from the 2022 Chicago Pen Show (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Bungubox Raden Sakura and Sweet Pink Love: Spring-Time Pen and Ink (via Chicana Writes)
- The Best Brush Pens for Calligraphy (via JetPens Blog)
- Putting the fountain pen triad to work (via mnmlscholar)
- three makes a collection: twsbi eco (via A fleeting Ripple)
- Nine Bespoke Pens Rosetta Model Fruit Slices Custom Fountain Pen (via Gourmet Pens)
- Diamine Inks Comparison #9 – Diamine Gibson Les Paul Guitar Series (via Penultimate Dave)
- ScriBo Nero Nero (via dapprman)
- Vinta Inks Sikatuna Sandugo 1565 (via Fountain Pen Pharmacist)
- Tono & Lims Protect U (via Fountain Pen Pharmacist)
- Van Dieman’s Aurora Australis (via Mountain of Ink)
- Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Midori MD (via Inkcredible Colours)
- Blackwing Volume 200: the Coffeehouse Pencil (via Wonder Pens Blog)
- Museum Aquarelle Leads: the Saga (via Fueled by Clouds & Coffee)
Notebooks & Paper:
- Galen Leather Product Review Part 1 – Pen Case With Notebook Holder (via Fountain Pen Love)
- Cute Kawaii Kitty Cats Undated Monthly & Daily Planner Notebook (via Filofax Love)
- Galen Leather Product Review Part 2 – Hard Pen Case and Notebook (via Fountain Pen Love)
- Paper Review: First Impressions of the New Sanzen Tomoe River Paper (via The Gentleman Stationer)
- Yes, you WILL process your scribbles! (via Nero’s Notes Blog)
- Review: Scout Books Notebooks (via KraftyCats)
- The Paper Mind Mitsubishi Bank Paper Notebook Review (via The Pen Addict)
- My 4th Plum Paper Planners Haul! (weekly and daily planners, financial planner, goals planner) (via All About Planners)
Art & Creativity:
- State of the Art: Filling a Sketchbook (via Comfortable Shoes Studio)
- Read Like an Artist Zine (via Austin Kleon)
- Sketchbook Covers – the end of sketchboook #141 (via Apple-Pine)
Other Interesting Things:
- Typewriter Eye Candy from Canterbury (via oz.Typewriter)
- 77-Year-Old Ukrainian Woman Risks Life to Save Animal Shelter (via My Modern Met)
- One Side Effect Of COVID Was Single-Use Plastic Waste; This Rapid Test Concept Is Fully Biodegradable and Recyclable (via Dieline)
- Draplin Designed Hot Wheels’ Stars and Stripes Packaging System (via Dieline)
- State of the Art: Blog Readers (via Comfortable Shoes Studio)
- Suitable for fountain pens (via Bleistift)
- For 32 Years, This Japanese Chef Has Been Making a Painting of Every Single Meal He Eats (via Design You Trust)
- Funny Cat Comics Celebrate Why We Love Furry Our Furry Friends (via My Modern Met)
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