I've been waiting for an opportunity to visit a pen show for a while now. As luck would have it, the Los Angeles International Pen Show is hosted just a short drive down the freeway. LA Pen Show Basics The LA Pen show has been an annual event since 1989 and is one of only … Continue reading The LA Pen Show, in a nutshell.
After a particularly expensive and exhausting holiday season, I've decided to take a brief detour back to the foundation of this blog; pen and paper reviews on a budget. With that in mind, I picked up some new Pilot refills from JetPens in the hopes of finding a comfortable fine-line pen. THE RESULTS MAY SHOCK … Continue reading Get to the (needle)Point
My 29th year was a bit of a rough patch, let me explain. A little under a year ago, I was in a rut. The company I'd worked with for close to 5 years was going under. My prospective job opportunities looked less than desirable. And the politics of a messy election season had just begun … Continue reading Looking Back, Moving Forward
A few months ago I was inspired by the endorsements of the Pen Addict and Art Supply Posse podcasts to sign up for an Art Snacks subscription. The initial box was a birthday gift for my creative girlfriend but we decided to keep the subscription for a while and share the contents. I used to subscribe … Continue reading Alvin + ArtSnacks Drafting Pencil
I was on the fence about Lamy for a long while, and I was leaning in the other direction to be perfectly honest. Looking at the pen online and reading other reviews, the pen seemed great, but bland.
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"Life is too short to carry an ugly pen." - Retro 1951 That's the line that sold me on the Retro 1951 Tornado a few years ago. A classic looking simple pen that, at the time, was the most expensive pen I had ever considered buying at a daunting twenty dollars. I used it for a while, … Continue reading Retro 1951: My First Grown-Up Pen
WRITING! And it's been great. And frustrating. What started as a basic outline for a D&D campaign has turned into about half a pocket notebooks worth of notes and world-building and two versions of an introduction to a larger story because I cant decide how it all begins. Keep an eye out for a Poor … Continue reading What I’ve Been Doing Instead of Reviews
I spent the day writing, something I havent done in a long time. Happy 4th everyone!
The TWSBI Eco is the first pen I've spent more than $20 on. When I first got into fountain pens, I was immediately drawn to the demonstrator style because it is so vastly different than standard pens and pencils. Being able to see the ink in the pen as you write creates an effect in … Continue reading “Economical” doesn’t mean Boring