Brush Review: East Hill Water Brushes

Review by Tina Koyama Since I don’t do much “real” watercolor painting – my main use of brushes is with water-soluble colored pencils – convenient water brushes serve me better than traditional paint brushes. Some new water brushes hit the scene recently at JetPens, so I jumped right on them: the East Hill line of…

Notebook Review: Thinkers Notebook

Review by Laura Cameron Recently I was contacted by the people behind Thinkers Notebook ($19.95) and asked if I wanted to try their Thinkers Notebook system. I’m always game to try something new so I said yes! The Thinkers Notebook is a 6″ x 9″ landscape notebook, designed to be used in concert with an…

Bag Review: Baron Fig Venture Slimline Backpack

Bag Review: Baron Fig Venture Slimline Backpack

I have been using and flip flopping between the original Baron Fig Kickstarter Minimal backpack and the second edition, the Venture Slimline Backpack ($85).  Since the original model is no longer available, I will focus on the Venture Slimline model. It’s really more of a 1.5 upgrade of the original rather than massive changes. What…

Eye Candy: Franklin Christoph New Penvelope 3

Review by Laura Cameron Some lovely friends sent me an even lovelier gift this holiday season: the new Franklin Christoph Penvelope 3 ($25) in Cranberry. This natural wood fiber (NWF) 3-pen case is a perfect fit in my handbag and will hold 3-5 of my favorite pens. (if you don’t mind them touching!) The NWF…