A Request for the Community

Pen friends, I hate to ask for a favor and you are under NO(!!!!) obligation whatsoever –I totally understand that everyone has financial commitments and personal causes they support– but I thought I’d throw this out: I’m getting up early and WALKING for 30th Annual AIDS Walk Kansas City 2018 next Saturday. I’ve walked many…

Link Love: Oops!

I’m just back from Atlanta, so I’m catching up on other people’s stories from their trips to Atlanta and Notebook Stories’ cross-country journey as well. Be sure to check out The Pen Addict Before The Pen Addict episode of Enough that Patrick dredged up and posted on The Cramped (link is down in Other Interesting…

Sketchbook Review: Clairefontaine Goldline Multi-Techniques A5

I’ve been testing the Clairefontaine Goldline Multi-technique A5 sketchbook for sometime now. It was something that was brought to my attention specifically after I bemoaned that Exacompta was no longer making a blank refill that contained excellent paper for sketching and drawing. The book contains 140g/65lb smooth white paper and a classic “oil cloth” cover.…

First Look: Krishna Inks

First Look: Krishna Inks

I was so excited when Vanness announced they were finally importing Krishna Inks because I had been attempting to email Krishna directly since I had seen Nick Stewart’s post about the inks back in July of 2017. Since July though, Krishna has been creating even more inks, including some groundbreaking sheening inks. The Krishna Inks…

Link Love: Rising Sun

Link Love: Rising Sun

Pens: Back to China. I. Capless (via Crónicas Estilográficas) Chinese Pen News You Need to Know | Apr. 2018 (via Frank Underwater) Video: Mailbox Goodies Franklin-Christoph Inks and Antique Glass (via Gourmet Pens) Video: Ti Pocket Pro From BigiDesign (via Nib & Ink) Architect Nib vs. Stub Nib (via Pen Addict) Inks: Papier Plume House…

Onward to Atlanta!

Just a quick reminder that I’ll be heading to the Atlanta Pen Show this weekend. Laura and Tina will be in charge so all y’all sticking around these parts be on your best behavior, okay? If you are going to be in Atlanta for the show, please come by the Vanness Pen Shop table and…