Tonight I wanted to give a shout out to a few members of our relatively small, but awesome community of writing enthusiasts who are doing some really great things. This list is by no means exhaustive, but these links are worth visiting:
- Mark Tucker has launched his blog Write Analog, and has been putting up some great product reviews, as well as this amazing piece on cursive handwriting and how to re-master it.
- Caroline Weaver, of Caroline Weaver Pencil Enterprises, has opened a web store that features an AMAZING selection of vintage and modern woodcase pencils. The selection of Jumbo and Mini-Jumbo pencils is second-to-none, and she carries Calepino notebooks, which I've been meaning to try for a while. Even better, she is opening a brick and mortar store in New York City, which I will definitely hit up next time I'm in town.
- Tina Koyama, on her blog, Fueled by Clouds and Coffee, is hosting a multi-part series called "Epic Pen Search and Discovery." Tina focuses on drawing with fountain pens, which is an aspect of the hobby that gets less attention than it should. Her new series covers drawing with nibs of variable widths, and the first post can be found here.
- And, unless you've been living under a rock for the past two days, you probably already know that the Pen Addict will be recording live at the Atlanta Pen Show the weekend of April 17-19. Since I'm only a three hour drive away, I'm so there. The Atlanta show, while smaller, is still a great show, and something tells me this year's shindig is something you don't want to miss.