Category Archives: Pen and Paper

Calligraphy

I love calligraphy.  The pens and inks and alphabets.  I aspire to one day be proficient at it myself.  But until then, I admire those who practice the art. I read this Wall Streen Journal article a while back about calligrapher … Continue reading

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Graceful Envelope Contest

Calling all mail artists, doodlers, calligraphers and crayon wielders! The National Association of Letter Carriers and The Washington Calligraphers Guild are holding their 18th annual Graceful Envelope contest. Deadline: April 30th postmark Theme: “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better”–create a Graceful Envelope … Continue reading

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In Defense of Paper

Given the trends toward going paperless–in offices, with bank statements, with e-readers–many have declared that paper is dead (or is at least in its final throes of the dying process). Well, paper makers are going on the offensive and stating … Continue reading

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French stationery #4

Here it is, my fourth and final installment on the stationery finds I made while I was in France.  I’m sad to see this little series end, but I saved the best for last! I hit the stationery jackpot in … Continue reading

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French stationery #2

My first official stationery shop stop occurred in Strasbourg at Monogram.  Here I am outside the store. This shop offered a card selection, fine-quality stationery, journals, and an impressive selection of pens and inks. It was hard to choose, but I walked out with … Continue reading

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Post cards from Carolyn Sewell

I was over at Doodler’s Anonymous (I do love everything pen and ink…) and ran across this posting of Carolyn Sewell’s work on post cards. Her illustrations are awesome, and I fell in love with her many “mom and dad” addressed … Continue reading

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Fountain pen fantastic-ness

I need to admit something.  I love pens.  Well, truth be told, I am a pen fanatic. I have more pens than I could use in a lifetime but new ones seduce me all the time.  Amazingly enough, until recently, fountain … Continue reading

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