Today I attended a Traveler’s Notebook meetup at Oblation Papers and Press, Portland’s premiere paper boutique and letterpress studio, and one of my favorite places on Earth. I bought my first Traveler’s Notebook in May 2010. The first words I wrote in it were, “I know, I know — a new notebook, really?” Yes, really,Continue reading “The analog joy of a Traveler’s Notebook meetup.”
Tonight I turned the page to peek at 2017. It looks so clean and new from here. I am sure 2016 looked much the same, last December 28th. Is it foolish to look forward to a symbolic fresh start? Are these merely the first few hours of our darker days? via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iHenLA Writing from:Continue reading “Day 363 of Project 365: Turning the page.”
Here is my first Kaweco, a Liliput Fireblue, which is one of the smallest fountain pens — less than four inches long when capped! Each pen is hand-torched by Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet to give it the distinctively mottled steel finish. I’m looking forward to putting it through its paces in future ink tests! viaContinue reading “Day 362 of Project 365: Fireblue.”
Some people unwind after a long workday with a martini. I refill fountain pens. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the rain.
I’ve introduced FunkyPlaid to “Detectorists” and I’m enjoying it even more the second time around. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: that great theme song again.
I’m experimenting with some additions to my Bullet Journal, some functional and some just for fun. Clockwise from the upper left: a rubber stamp to add some flair in a boring corner; a weekly list that I tipped in with washi tape; and a sticker from an ephemera set I found at Flax Art & DesignContinue reading “Day 277 of Project 365: Journal flourishes.”
As part of an ongoing attempt to wrangle my ever-growing task list, I have been searching for a simple way to earmark important tasks that may get buried in the Bullet Journal format. Then I remembered Book Darts, little pieces of paper-thin metal that slide onto the edge of a page. Every morning, I slip a Book Dart next to each of theContinue reading “Day 271 of Project 365: Book Darts.”
I’m embracing the season-appropriate inks today. J. Herbin’s Stormy Grey — their 1670 Anniversary Ink from 2014 — is a lovely deep grey with gold flecks. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the pilot episode of “iZombie”.
I love my notebook, but on days like today I worry that my analog to-do list isn’t capable of handling everything I throw at it. Occasionally I flirt with a digital task manager … And then I think of all of the ink I’d be missing out on. Writing from: my study in Portland. ListeningContinue reading “Day 252 of Project 365: Analog vs. digital.”
I managed a little hand-lettering practice before bed tonight. Cristina Vanko’s “Hand-Lettering for Everyone” is great stuff, especially for the typography basics. Ink: Diamine Ancient Copper Pen: Conklin All-American (1.1mm italic nib) Paper: Bloc Rhodia No. 16 Writing from: my study in Portland. Listening to: the freight trains.