Pen Review: Sailor Lucky Charm and a Music Nib

Pen Review: Sailor Lucky Charm and a Music Nib

By Jessica Coles Recently I wrote a post about a local art supply store (Meininger’s) that happens to have a wonderful selection of ink and fountain pen friendly paper. Well, I did forget to mention it also has a huge variety of pens. Among these pens I forgot to rave about are Sailor pens. But…

Retrospective: Retro 51 Fountain Pens & Rollerballs

Retrospective: Retro 51 Fountain Pens & Rollerballs

By Jessica Coles The Retro 51 news hit me hard.  If you haven’t heard yet, Retro 51 announced that they would be retiring and closing the business at the end of the year. I’ve loved Retro 51 pens since I first became enamored with pens and the first two pens I purchased in a brick-and-mortar pen…

Ink Review and Give Away!: Monteverde Sweet Life

Ink Review and Give Away!: Monteverde Sweet Life

By Jessica Coles Today’s post is not about a brand new ink line and not a new company. Instead, this collection is from a well-trusted company with a fun twist on a collection of bright, happy inks; Monteverde Sweet Life! Please note, these inks are named after popular desserts but they are not scented. They…

A Place to Buy Ink!

A Place to Buy Ink!

by Jessica Coles Finding a local store that carries fountain pen supplies can be tough. Not many stores are expanding in this direction and many online stores do not have brick-and-mortar shops. So when I find a retailer carrying fountain pens and ink, I get very excited! (much to the embarrassment of my kids!) I…