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Archive for ‘March, 2013’

Usually I hate bleeding, but I can’t help but like this one. The hairlines is so fine, and somehow it bleeds just right.

Speedball holders

For beginners, these black plastic oblique Speedball holders aren’t too bad. They’re really cheap and come with a set of nibs, and generally hold them pretty…

Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch…

Two of my favorite oblique holders, made by Michael Sull. I had a nice long chat with him at the LA Pen Show and showed him…

I live to write like this. This page is by the great Madarasz, from the Ornamental Penmanship book.

I found this beautiful Murano glass pen at a antique store.. even though it really isn’t antique. It even came with a little sealed bottle of…

A quick picture of my desk while working on some invitations for a happy bride. The most important tool here is the tea!

I never thought I’d like a J Herbin ink. But at a recent pen show, I was buying a pen and asked to test it, and…

This is an adorable Pilot Minuet. I believe they were made in the 80s perhaps for ladies or secretaries. It writes very fine but not as…