Pen friends in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and the countdown to Black Friday begins! It got me thinking that a holiday gift guide would be helpful. This guide is primarily intended for the non-pen person looking for a gift for the fountain pen aficionado, whether newbie or seasoned, in his or her life.Read More
There was lots of Internet buzz when Will Hodges's was running his Kickstartercampaign for the Tactile Turn Gist ("TTG"). Yes, there have been a few CNC machined fountain pens from other small shop producers too. What sets the Tactile Turn Gist apart is Hodges' design choices for the Gist as well as the ability to mix and match components to build a pen suited to one's needs and tastes.Read More
Some family matters took me to Philly again last weekend.I expected to be busy and not have a lot of down time for playing with pens.Still, I brought along some essentials.This is what I brought.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
I headed off for my annual family cottage vacation a few days before the end of July. It was a hectic last week before I left so there wasn't time for me to switch to August ink fillings, plus, many of the pens inked up in July were 'not quite' used up. So, I did what any reasonable pen and ink addict with do in this circumstance...I packed up all my July pens, my planned August pens and all the ink I could find that was in plastic bottles or vials. These are think pairings I ended up with.
We're now fully into the second half of the year. Need to finalize plans for the remainder of the year. Plans for the blog, vacation, family, work.
Pen: Tactile Turn Gist Titanium EF
Ink: Noodler's Raven Black
Brush: Kuretake Yumeginga (Dream Galaxy) Brush Pen
Ink: Noodler's Plains of Abraham
To celebrate Canada Day, we decided on a weekend getaway to wine country at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I had a June 30th project deadline at work so I was going all-out the day before the trip. Still, I managed to get most of my pens inked for July and select my stationery and pens for the road trip. So, what made the cut?Read More