Celebrating Fountain Pen Day 2020

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For most people around the world, 2020 has been a pretty rough year. Regardless of which state or country you live in, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, gainfully employed or unemployed, you’re probably ready for this year to be over. I also think that most of us can agree that having bright spots to enjoy throughout the …

November Paper Sampler Specials

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Hi Everyone! I have a few announcements to make for November regarding the Paper Sample Packs that can be found in my Shop. Updates First off, Graphilo paper is back in stock for both the Connoisseur and Custom Packs! There seems to be a shortage of it lately, so I can’t say when I’ll be able to get any more, …

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I’ve Been Podcasted!

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with John West for his new podcast, Stationery Orbit. This was my first time being interviewed for anything (other than a job), so it was definitely a memorable experience. We talked about paper, vintage ink, my favorite fountain pen, that time I was part of an event at the Smithsonian, …

Please Support Your Local Shops and Small Businesses!

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During these crazy times, it’s super-important to support your local shops and small businesses as much as possible. There’s a very real chance that many of them will not make it through this time of social distancing, shelter in place and quarantines. In an effort to help out (at least for fountain pens), here are some links to online shops …

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Things To Do With Your Fountain Pens During A Quarantine

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If you have some extra free time on your hands lately due to Coronavirus-related closures and cancellations, for many that means more time to enjoy using your fountain pens! Unfortunately, many people have a hard time figuring out what to do with their pens, so I’m here to give you a few suggestions. While hopefully not everyone reading this is …

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Leap Day Lamy 2K Giveaway

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When I first started this blog, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would people think it was interesting? Would my content be different enough to attract readers? Could I come up with something to write about for more than the first month? Then there was the question of an Instagram account. Should I start one to go with the blog? …

Thank You Thanksgiving Weekend Paper Sale!

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No, I’m not doing some crazy Black Friday sale. I mean, it’s just paper samples. But, I still want to say thank you for your support and offer up some sort of deal. So, here’s what I’ve got: – Free shipping! If you live in the United States, you can enjoy free shipping on any order over $15. If you …