Here are some of my favourite posts on pens, paper, ink, drawing and writing which might make a pleasant summer reading for pen, paper and ink addicts. The pic is from one of my short trips this summer. It was taken by a castle with a tremendous view over the Lake Vättern. I could have just sat there gazing over the Lake a whole day. I thought it’d make a good summer illustration.
Letters of Note gets a general mention. A site/blog dedicated to publish interesting letters. A lot of effort is put into this site which is a fantastic resource. Nothing uninteresting here.
Eric Orchard: Where Owls Fear to Thread – lovely drawing by one of my favourite illustrators – his site is always worth a visit.
Inky Journal: Review of Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa – ambitious and with great pics.
Palimpsest: Rebirth by sharpening. Well written and spiritual about the sharpening of pencils.
Margaret Atwood: How I learned to Love Twitter Great read in Guardian on Twitter and social forums by someone who really can write.
Dirty Footprints: Big – about daring to think, dream and live BIG.
Leigh Reyes. My life as a verb: The Way of The Folded Pen – very inspiring on folded pens. Luscious.
The Rants of The Archer: Review: J Herbin Poussière de Lune – excellent review of a beautiful ink that begins with a great quote.
Peaceable Writer: The Tale of a Vandal Pen Repairer – funny and witty by a great writer.
Wild Thyme: Behind The Pages – the most beautiful paper butterfly I’ve seen.
Bleubug: Soggy Pasta Primavera – charming about flexy nibs.
Whatever: Featured Pen: Wahl Ringtop Sterling Silver – a well told tale of the restoration of an old beauty.
Last, But Not Least – The Writing Desk Give Away: The give away of the year is probably the one that the UK based pen store The Writing Desk have. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a give away of a Conway Stewart Belliver – a Limited Edition fountain pen which will be given to a randomly selected customer – if you put in an order before the end of August. I am often reluctant to recommend particular dealers, but I’m a returning customer with only good things to say about TWD – they are always pleasant and swift to deal with.
The picture is a promo pic – linked via TWD.