Happy Fountain Pen Day to pen friends everywhere!
The first Friday in November is Fountain Pen Day. This is a worldwide movement that was started 5 years ago by Cary Yeager, aka Fountain Pen Day on Instagram and Twitter. I’m amazed at how this thing has grown exponentially over the past few years, no doubt due to Cary’s enthusiasm and the awesomeness that is comprises the pen community. According to the Fountain Pen Day website, in 2012 (Year 1) there were 49 participating vendors and 600 people celebrating. Based on my rough count, there is approximately 110 vendors this year and I read/heard somewhere that 20,000 people are participating!
There are lots of Fountain Pen Day sales and giveaways today. Be sure to check out the list on the Fountain Pen Day website.
So today, I plan on fully enjoying my fountain pens by writing lots starting with this little entry in my Hobonichi Techo and doing a photo shoot of these beauties.
Pen: Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoiseshell EF Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-ho
Pen: Bexley Gaston’s Special Reserve M Ink: Montblanc Toffee Brown
Pen: Lamy 2000 EF Ink: KWZ Northern Twilight Scriptus 2016
Pen: Platinum 3776 Century M Ink: Montblanc Lavender Purple
Pen: Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point Raden Water Surface F Ink: Robert Oster Blue Sea
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 20 Translucent Bronze Music Ink: KWZ Honey
Pen: Parker Vacumatic Major Golden Pearl Blue Diamond (1946) F Ink: Callifolio Grenat
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Pocket 20 Translucent Bronze B Ink: Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot
Pen: OMAS Ogiva Alba EF Extra Flessibile Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Ama Iro
Pen: Lamy LX (Rose Gold) EF Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Momji
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Pocket 66 Italian Ice Masuyama 14K F Cursive Italic Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake (top centre)
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 45 Antique Glass Masuyama 18K F Italic Ink: Diamine Chocolate Brown (top right)
Pen: Nakaya Decapod Twist Heki-Tamenuri (Brown-Green) SF Ink: Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-Matsu
What are you doing for Fountain Pen Day? Have you picked up any good deals?
My Galen Leather zippered pen case came along while I relaxed on the docks at the lake. Fountain pens living dangerously on the edge...
The arrival of October brings to mind fall colours capped off with Halloween. So, my pen and ink line up for the month rich reds, oranges and brown. The one limitation was that the ink had to come stored in plastic bottles. This was because October 1 fell on Sunday but I headed up to our family cottage for the weekend on Friday. I didn't have time to ink up before leaving for our trip hence, I tried to choose ink bottles that wouldn't crack.
My Galen Leather zippered pen case tagged along for a hike and pens came out to admire the fall colours and scent of pine needles.
Thanks to Zeynep at Galen Leather for sending over this wallet insert for the Traveler's Notebook. A detailed review is forthcoming.
Thanks to Zeynep at Galen Leatherfor sending over this pen case. A detailed review is forthcoming.
It’s that time of year again - preorder season for the next year’s edition of the Hobonichi planner. With that in mind, today’s Throwback Thursday is to what may be the most viewed post on Pendora’s Box: Hobonichi Techo vs Stalogy 365 Throwdown.
Case: Sapelo Penvelope (The Pen Addict Live 2017 - RelayCon Atlanta & DC Pen Show Kickstarter)
Paper: Limited Edition Pen Addict notebook (RelayCon Atlanta: The Pen Addict Live 2016 Kickstarter)
Pen: The Pen Addict Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball
The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.
Pen:Nakaya Decapod Twist SF
Ink: Sailor Rikyu Cha
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
Pen: y Studio Portable Brassing Fountain Pen F
Ink:* Robert Oster Grün Schwarz
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid