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Archive for ‘November, 2013’

This is a set for a lovely bride who sent the loveliest stationery. It was just so joyful to write on.

Gold on navy blue is my favorite combo, it is classy, modern and just timeless. I run out of dark blue envelopes all the time. These…

Hi Schin, I just bought a 10 oz bottle of Tom Norton Walnut Drawing Ink and noticed there’s some greyish-brown sediment coating the bottom. Is this mold? Should I be concerned about it? If I shake up the bottle, the sediment disappears, but then reappears a little while later. I haven’t noticed any strange odors, but I’m no expert on ink. I’ve read that sediment is bad for fountain pens, but I use a dip pen. Does this make a difference?

I get that too! Does it look kinda like this: I have no clue what it is. It could be mold, if one does not put…

A golden gift for a couple’s first anniversary. The wife wanted a fun swirly look for the vows she said the previous year. It makes me…

Last weekend we had a local Renaissance fair and though I found lots of journal makers, I never liked them very much as they tend to…

These beautiful photos were taken by¬†Teresa Carnuccio. Her photos are so lovely that sometimes I can’t believe I wrote them!

These was for a bride and she sent me some delightful paper to write on and plenty of time. It is always relaxing when everything falls…

This was from the Penman’s Art Journal, June 1886.¬† Even way back then people were lamenting the decline of good penmanship. To put things in perspective,…