January 2014 Ink Drop

I received my first Inkdrop from The Goulet Pen Company while I was on vacation last week. The title of this drop is called Blurple. This makes me happy not only because saying the word blurple makes me giggle, but because blues and purples are of my favorite colors. It was written with a speed ball … Read moreJanuary 2014 Ink Drop

Home Again

I have returned from my family visit. My mother turned 80 years old and I had a great time being with her. My brother and sister were there as well and most nights were sitting around the fireplace, looking at old photographs and telling stories. While I was there, I brought some things that I’ve … Read moreHome Again

Holiday Goodies at a Glance

I received some lovely goodies this year for the holidays: Sample inks from Goulet Pen Company Noodler’s Army Green Noodler’s Air Corp Blue Black J.Herbin Rouge Hematite 1670 Diamine Meadow I spoiled myself and joined Goulet Pen Company’s Ink Drop – monthly ink samples. I’ll get my first drop in January and I’m pretty excited … Read moreHoliday Goodies at a Glance

Sketchbook – Dec 13-20, 2013

Partially inspired by a post from penpaperpencil.net The winter season has always been difficult for me to get back into creativity routinely. The cold weather, extra work stress, holidays, hibernation kicking in, etc…all affecting my motivation. Despite all that, I do try to keep to that schedule of at least opening up my sketchbook and doing … Read moreSketchbook – Dec 13-20, 2013

Sad day yesterday

Well, I dropped my Lamy Safari Fountain pen yesterday evening. Unfortunately, I was using it, so the cap was off and my nib suffered some damage (see photo). This was the first time I’ve ever bent a nib, but not to worry, a replacement nib is on the way. Which is good, because I’m getting … Read moreSad day yesterday

Missing New Mexico

I’m taking a short trip to New Mexico in January to visit my mother. She will be turning 80 this year and I am so proud to have her as my mother. I plan on doing a post on her because she is just plain awesome…and she grew up in Berlin during WWII…but those stories … Read moreMissing New Mexico