Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Archive for ‘January, 2013’

Click on the pictures to see the captions. I replaced a cumbersome and leaky inkwell with a lipbalm pot.

These were written in March 2012. It is very free form, basically just my cursive at the time with lots of flourishes. I’m happy to say…

The movement of the pen in a person’s hand is like taking a breath. For me, the joy of penmanship makes me feel more human and…

Envelopes from last year’s batch of Christmas cards. You’d be surprised at how difficult it is to find beautiful Christmas cards that come with red envelopes!…

I found a booth in a local antique store that sells vintage postcards by the pack for very cheap, but they are all packed up so…

A quick review of the differences between a stock Namiki Falcon and a Mottishaw customized one. The customized one has far finer hairlines, it is perhaps…

Since you (and all of us) have the exact same muscles as people have always had, and since we still read and write from left to…

A thank you letter to a local handmade art shop. If you’re ever in Vegas, you should drop by and buy something handmade.

I received this beautiful Parker Sonnet from my boyfriend Ken for Christmas. It took a little breaking in as it was skipping like hell for the…

You can find vintage gold dip nibs like this sometimes, and I thought I should try my hand on one of them. They’re beautiful little things…

The wooden box that it now resides in is one that Del Tysdal made many years ago. It stays protected inside the box and is not…