Letter Writing and Postal Follies:
Pen & Ink:
Notebooks & Paper:
There were lots of hard-to-categorize bits of wonderfulness on the pen-blogospere this week including the epic link list from the Pen Addict Podcast Gift Guide Episode (#81) which is a link list onto itself.
Letter Writing and Post:
Pardon my repeated turns to digital recently. As computers, cell phones and tablet devices are as much a part of our working life as pens, paper and staplers, I feel its worthwhile to include references occasionally.
Two big pen- and paper-related events are happening on November 1. There is the second annual Fountain Pen Day so its time to dust off your collection, clean ‘em or refill them and show your fountain pen pride. And then there’s the annual NaNoWriMo, AKA The National Novel Writing Month, which starts on November 1 and hopes to inspire and challenge anyone who’s considered writing a novel to devote the month of November to getting it on paper. If you’re more inclined to knit than write, you can join me and the other fiber-obsessed for NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater in a Month) over on Ravelry. We use lots of pens, pencils and highlighters to annotate our patterns and keep track of our stitches.
So, how can I inspire you to participate in these upcoming events?
7 Ways to Make the Most of NaNoWriMo (via European Paper)
November 1 is Fountain Pen Day (via Fountain Pen Day)
Paper & Notebooks:
Nock Co. Reviews and Previews:
Paper and Notebooks:
I’m taking off for the Labor Day weekend but will be back, re-inked, freshly sharpened and opened to a clean page on Tuesday. In the meantime, enjoy the diverse collection of links this week and feel free to explore the archives! Happy Labor Day!
Paper and Notebooks:
- There’s been some big news around The Pen Addict and a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter project under the name Nock Co.
- There’s rumors that following the success of the RETRAKT, Karas Kustoms might be making something fountain pennish. You didn’t hear it from me.
- Field Notes 18-month wall calendar is available and it won’t be long before the #20 in the Colors Editions will be announced. Find out more about Field Notes and its co-creator Jim Coudal on this week’s CMD+Space podcast.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program:
I absolutely love perpetual calendars and Oh, Hello Friend has a fabulous collection.
Pens and Pencils:
Notebooks and Paper:
This week, FPQuest inked up a fabulous collection of vintage Esterbrooks. So many lovely examples!
PS: P is for pens, paper, perpetual calendars and pencils. Q is for Quest as in Fountain Pen Quest.