Day 2: How To Choose A Fountain Pen And Ink For Drawing @parkablogs

I met Maybelline at a Sheaffer event where I was talking about using fountain pens for drawing. So I thought maybe I’ll write about the same topic. I use a variety of pens for drawing, mostly technical pens and fountain pens, and to a lesser extent, ballpoint pens. Technical pens are my favourites because I like the uniform strokes they produce. And for that reason, I also prefer fountain pens that produce uniform strokes. The sketch above was drawn with…

Day 1 – The Written Gift @Ink2Pen

At this time of year the cultural narrative centers on gifts—with the focus on the gifts we buy. While I enjoy those kinds of gifts as well as anyone, I’m cognizant that they are not the only kind of gift. Indeed other kinds of gifts can bring surprising joy. Sometimes the simplest written message can be significant– I’ve had just that kind of experience lately and it’s gotten me thinking. In the last two years three elders in my family…

Exciting Series to Come: 12 Days of Fountain Pen Bloggers

Before the first day of Christmas, my fountain pen came to me: 12 bloggers on OFP. Merry Christmas Eve, dear readers! I know I haven’t been blogging very consistently over the last 2 weeks, and there are a number of reasons involved. One is that I have been ill for a week (yes, again. Grr…). Another is that I have been trying to work on getting more awesome stuff for this blog. I’m still working on it, and meanwhile, I have…