The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.Read More
Honestly, I have no idea how the time has gone so fast. I’ve been completely swamped with work projects, business trips and family stuff. But still, I’m enjoying my fountain pens and, in particular, looking back at pen + ink combinations from my sultry August line-up.Read More
Last Wednesday, I posted some picturesI took on a recent hike. In fact, I went on a 1 night, 1 day get away trip to the cottage with the family. To be precise, we headed up on Friday night, September 30th. And headed back home on October 1st. I pondered a bit on what pens I should take seeing as I still had a couple of September inked pens to use up and my planned pens for October were only partially inked up. So, I did what any rational pen addict would do for a 1 day trip that starts at the last day of one month and ends on the first day of the next month: I took all pens in sight!Read More
I’m posting my pen & ink line-up a later than originally planned. I had hoped that a new pen that shipped out at the end of September would have arrived in time to join the October line-up. I decided to go ahead and post my Currently Inked for October and do an addendum for the new pen.Read More
It's been awhile since I last posted a Chinese Cacography. Here's a simple one. Akkerman Shocking Blue has amazing sheen - even on this Baron Fig paper which is a bit absorbent. I wish I could photograph the sheening quality better.
**Pen:** Omas Ogiva Alba EF Extra Flessibile
**Ink:** Akkerman Shocking Blue
**Brush:** Kuretake No. 8 Brush Pen
**Ink:** Kuretake Black
Considering it's already Saturday, this Throwback Thursday is definitely late. Unfortunately, I've been tied up with a couple days of meetings and travel. Better late than never, I suppose.
Today's Throwback is a look at another pen and ink combo I used during the summer.Read More
It’s the unofficial end of summer. The weather is cooler and days are shorter. My little guy is ready for a new school year. It’ll be back to normal routines both at home and work. I echo this sentiment with this a new pen and ink line-up.Read More
After coming home from my annual family cottage vacation, I barely got my luggage unpacked before repacking for a short trip to Philadelphia. A few days was for working but there was a little time for sightseeing too.
Since this would be shorter trip I decided to pack lightly in terms of writing instruments and stationery especially since I was intending NOT to check any baggage.Read More
Summertime in Canada means cottaging. The August long weekend kicked off the start of my annual family summer holiday at the cottage.
This summer I've continued a new tradition that I started last year with my little guy...we go on a early morning paddle to the local village docks and head to the cafe for breakfast. This year I tried to spend some time there to explore the antique shop, enjoy my latte and do some journaling.
So, is it a good idea to take notebooks and fountain pens on a kayak? What does a fountain pen and stationery addict take on the water? Since it's a short trip, I wanted to keep things light. This is what I brought...Read More