Watercolor Review: Viviva Colorsheets

Review by Tina Koyama Concentrated watercolor paint stored on paper has intrigued me for a long time: Thin and lightweight, it seems like the ultimate portable paint kit! Several years ago when I first began urban sketching, I bought a booklet of Nicholson’s Peerless Water Colors with that thought in mind. Around the same time,…

Pen Review: Pilot Grance

Pen Review: Pilot Grance

By Jessica Coles I found myself lost the other day in the depths of JetPens, wandering through various corridors.  It seems that even though I could swear I’ve seen everything they offer, I can still find nooks and crannies of previously unseen goodies. This time, I came across a Pilot fountain pen that I had…

Planner Review: The Knitting Planner

Review by Laura Cameron Last year I had the pleasure of previewing the Strickplaner (€18.90, review here) which was a planner designed with knitters in mind. I confess that I didn’t use it much last year, but I really did like the way creator Martina Behm included different trackers and layouts so you could brainstorm…

Paper Review: Life Airmail

By Jessica Coles Recently I received a gift from a penpal that included a pad of Life Airmail paper ($6.50 for 50 sheets at JetPens) and the corresponding Airmail envelopes ($4.50 for 10 envelopes at Jet Pens).  Immediately I had flashbacks to days in elementary school when I had an international penpal and used airmail paper. I…

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