Posts Tagged ‘italic handwriting’


Links About Using Pens


So much in the news wasn’t worth linking to this week. Fortunately, there were a few good bits about writing that are worth passing along.

Macy Strikes A Pose


Fountain Pens And The Long, Hot Summer


My fountain pens have grown annoyed with me. They get filled with colorful inks and then languish in the summer heat for lack of use. Even after winnowing the abused few to only five or six, they get far too little playtime to remain content. In fact since acquiring a laptop, and more recently finding my enthusiasm for writing in a journal on the wane, fountain pens do not get their due.

To shake things up over the summer, I’ve dedicated a lined, Clairefontaine notebook to exercising fountain pens. Nothing special save filling pages with alphabets and nonsense though I intend to explore styles of calligraphy as the days progress. Italics and flexible nibs will get the most time in hand since they need extra practice. First up is a Namiki Falcon SF with Diamine Teal. The Waterman pens are sure to follow.

Do you change your routine during summer beyond modifying your ink wardrobe? How do you keep things fresh in the sweltering heat?

Note: The stone is from the River Jordan and quite accustomed to summer heat. In fact it remains cool no matter what goes on around it. Food for thought.


A Pelikan Tradition


Fountain Pen Hospital has a special on the Pelikan M200 Tradition with a variety of nib options including the italic. There aren’t many italic pens that look this good for under $100 especially with the build quality of a Pelikan. So if you’ve been waiting to take the plunge, now might be the perfect time.

Pelikan M200 Tradition at Fountain Pen Hospital

Pelikan M200 Tradition at Fountain Pen Hospital


Fresh Hot Links For A Friday


While the demise of cursive still attracts attention from the media, other things are happening like a 16% Pelikan price increase and a Facebook-style sneaky trick at LinkedIn. Hey, it was a weird week even without the riots and financial meltdown. I’m ready for a quiet weekend. How about you?


Links For A Lazy Sunday


It’s summer but I am ready for the sparkle of Christmas lights and chilly temps. An icy drink and random links will have to do.


A Few Links For A Sunday Evening


From around the web…


Hot Links for a Snowy Morning


Just in case you have a snow day and nothing better to do…

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