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Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

I’ve gotten way behind on carnival administration and we missed doing July… but here it is, at last! Thanks for everyone who has submitted posts. Future months are open for carnival hosts, so if you have a blog about pens, pencils, paper or anything related, please contact me to learn more about hosting.

art supplies

Sandra Strait presents Review of the Clairefontaine Crok’ Book Sketchbook posted at Life Imitates Doodles.

notebooks

**EDITOR’S PICK**  A very detailed review with lots of un-boxing shots: Jeffrey Higa presents Introducing the Hobonichi Techo! posted at The Write Obsessions.

ComfortableShoes presents Review: New Staples Sustainable Earth Composition Notebook posted at Comfortable Shoes Studio, saying, “The Staples Sustainable Earth Composition Notebook was always a safe bet for the budget minded fountain pen user. Recent changes in the Sustainable Earth line make the choice less safe.”

Sandra Strait presents Review of the Rhodiarama Pocket Web Notebook posted at Life Imitates Doodles.

pens

Clement Dionglay presents Fountain Pen Review: 2013 Limited Edition Lamy Safari Neon posted at Rants of the Archer.

Bruno Taut presents a review of the Pilot Justus saying, “Excellent research work.”

Clement Dionglay presents Fountain Pen Review: Sheaffer Taranis posted at Rants of the Archer.

ComfortableShoes presents Review: Scribal Work Shop Siren Blue Ink posted at Comfortable Shoes Studio, saying, “Scribal Workshop is a new ink maker. Their Siren ink is a wonderful shade of blue.”

Sandra Strait presents Review of the J Herbin Rollerball Pen and Ink Cartridges posted at Life Imitates Doodles, saying, “Review of the J. Herbin Rollerball pen and five of their fountain pen cartridges-Vert Empire, Bleu Myosotis, Larmes de Cassis, Rouge Opera and Orange Indien.”

Sandra Strait presents Review of the Exacompta Basics Forum Journal and Swan Nostalgie Cover posted at Life Imitates Doodles.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of pen, pencil and paper using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper #18

Here we are with another Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper. It’s an interesting selection this month– I think the notebook people need to step it up a bit as far more of our submissions tend to be about pens! But there’s a great variety of pen articles that made for interesting reading, so I’m not complaining! Also, there were a few submissions that aren’t 100% on-topic as they aren’t about the pens, pencils and paper themselves, but rather the artworks created with them… but what the heck, I decided to add them under a new “artworks” category. Now, on to this month’s submissions…

Editor’s Picks:

Clement Dionglay presents Notepad Review: Rhodia dotPad posted at Rants of the Archer. I loved all the colorful inks tested here, with lots of close-ups!
CynthiaNiklas presents Sexy Pens: 8 Pens with Alluring Style and Design posted at Journaling Arts. Wow, this is quite a collection of unusual pen styles, including a Bugatti pen that costs $15,000!

notebooks & paper

travisthetrout presents Uses for Notebooks: My 2011 Food Diary posted at Notes in a Book.
Millie presents Product review: Pineapple paper posted at Planet Millie, saying, “A review of paper made with pineapples! Very nice to write on with fountain pens!”

pens & inks

Clement Dionglay presents Ink Review: Diamine Majestic Blue posted at Rants of the Archer.

Cheryl from Writer’s Bloc presents Using Fountain Pens and Calligraphy Pens as Highlighters posted at Writer’s Bloc Blog.

Clement Dionglay presents Fountain Pen Review: Lamy Nexx posted at Rants of the Archer.
Tom Oddo presents TWSBI Diamond 530 Fountain Pen Review posted at Goldspot Pens, saying, “The TWSBI Diamond 530 is not a household name brand pen, but it certainly should be a pen that every fountain pen enthusiast should own. You find out why in my extensive review.”
Note Booker, Esq presents Do you match up pen and ink colors? posted at Note Booker, Esq..
Margana presents Custom Nibs And Expectations posted at An Inkophile’s Blog, saying, “Fountain pens have the fantastic ability to be modified by reshaping the nib or tip. Most often done by a professional, it is a terrific way to make your fountain pen truly unique.”

artworks created with pen, pencil and paper

P Thompson presents I Want a Kick Ass Scanner! posted at 100 to Draw:.
Nicole Elena Robertson presents Christmas silliness posted at Nicole Elena Robertson, saying, “A portrait for a friend done in pencil, pen, and watercolor.”
Lisa Rau presents The Glory of Love posted at Square Syndrome, saying, “Lyrics, Sharpie, soft leather-bound, uplifting heartbreak.”
Thanks for submitting, everyone!
The next edition of the carnival of pen, pencil and paper will be hosted by Notes in a Book. You can submit a post using our carnival submission form. More info about the carnival can be found on our blog carnival index page or here.

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Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper– Come Join the Fun!

I’ll be hosting the next Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper on Feb. 8th. The deadline for submitting posts is Sunday Feb. 6 at 5pm EST. We’ve

Future hosting spots are open, so if you have a pen, pencil, or paper-related blog and would like to be a host, please check out the Carnival info page and email me at nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com if you’d like to sign up.

Thanks!

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper, 9th Edition

Welcome to our 9th Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper, collecting the past month’s highlights from blogs about pens, notebooks, office supplies and art supplies. The iPad may be getting all the hype this week, but we’re here to celebrate pads made of paper, ink that is not e-ink, and pages that turn in actual 3D space rather than just a ripple of electrons across a screen. Don’t get me wrong– I’m not anti-technology and I love my Apple products. But for this month’s Carnival, I decided to highlight the long history of paper, pen and pencil by choosing a few Editor’s  Picks that remind us that some technologies stay in use for hundreds of years, while others will be replaced by something new in no time and won’t leave such interesting stories behind.

Editor’s Picks:

Okami0731 presents SPECIAL BULLETIN – J Herbin 340th Anniversary Ink posted at Whatever. Can you believe this company has been around since 1670? Wow.

Lito Apostolakou presents Pencil Leads in Paris Barricades. Victor Hugo’s Pencil Stub. posted at Palimpsest.  A fascinating story about a humble pencil stub’s role in French political upheaval.

JoniB presents I’m a Green Inker!?! posted at Daydreamers Welcome. An interesting bit of trivia about what “green ink” has historically meant.

And now on to the rest of our submissions:

Notebooks

Matt presents My Recent Moleskine Hacks posted at 0MAk0’s Posterous, saying, “Notebooks, Moleskine, Piccadilly Inc, Pens, etc …”
Superpooky presents Tracking Weight with Field Notes posted at Trains, pens and planners, saying, “Perhaps more about how I’m using my Field notes rather than a review but we need to use our notebooks sometime. Right?”
travisthetrout presents Flip-Over Books: Things to do Today posted at Notes in a Book.

Pens

Margana presents A Variation on the Levenger True Writer Theme posted at An Inkophile’s Blog, saying, “Some gorgeous journals have paper that just isn’t fond of fountain pen ink. To make them useful, friends helped me find something suitable for these lovely but unloved journals.”
Tom Overfield presents yard-o-led viceroy victorian – oozing of craftsmanship « lady dandelion posted at lady dandelion, saying, “Her pictures here are incredible. So hard to take ones of metallic objects but these are flawless.”
Patrick Sikes presents The Fountain Pen is Back!” posted at Norsk Woodshop.
David Garrett presents J. Herbin Poussière de Lune posted at seize the dave.
Tom Oddo presents How does the Pen Addiction Start? posted at Goldspot Pens, saying, “How do we become so infatuated with writing instruments?”
TonyB presents President Obama’s 22 Signature Pens posted at Tiger Pens Blog, taking a detailed look at how and why the President used all those pens to sign the health care bill.

Miscellaneous

Alberto presents Canson Fanboy Create Your Own Comic Book Kit Review posted at Kid Sketches, saying, “Nice paper sample introductory kit for artists exploring the tools commonly used in creating sequential art and graphic novel stories.”

That’s it for this month. Thank you to everyone who submitted these excellent posts! Next month’s Carnival will be hosted at Whatever by Okami. You can submit a post using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. More info about the Carnival posted here too.

Time for Another Carnival!

Since I’ve reconsidered my decision to chuck all my notebooks in favor of my iPhone 🙂 , I thought it was about time I hosted another Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper. You can submit a post relating to notebooks, pens, pencils, office supplies, art supplies, etc at this link anytime up until 5pm EST on April 4. The Carnival will be posted here at Notebook Stories on Tuesday April 6.
Read more about the Carnival here.

Next month’s Carnival will be posted by Okami at Whatever on May 4. Hosting spots beyond that are open, so contact me if you’re interested.

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper at School Supply Dance

Melinda at School Supply Dance has posted our latest Carnival: School Supply Dance: The Seventh Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper.
This month, we’ve got reviews of Leuchtturm and Ecosystem notebooks, as well as some fountain pens, rollerball pens, and colored pencils!

The March carnival will be hosted by PocketBlonde on March 9th. If you’re interested in hosting a future edition, please let me know! More information about the carnival here.

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

Cynthia at Journaling Arts as posted the latest editon of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper, the traveling monthly collection of the best blog posts about your favorite stuff! This month features some beautiful images from art journals and unique tips like how to fix an air bubble in your pen’s ink cartridge. Read more here.

Next month’s carnival will be hosted by Melinda at School Supply Dance. Future months are not yet assigned yet, so if you are interested in hosting the carnival on your blog, please contact me at nifty [at] notebookstories [dot] com.

The Fourth Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper at Black Belt Productivity

Head on over to Black Belt Productivity where they’ve done a great job with the latest Carnival! Thank you to the hosts and to all who submitted their wonderful posts. Here’s the schedule for upcoming editions:

Dec 08, 2009 Goldspot Pens
Jan 05, 2010 Journaling Arts
You can submit a post to the next carnival at this link. To learn more about this monthly extravaganza of notebook and pen p()rn, visit the carnival info page.

The Fourth Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper – Black Belt Productivity.

The Third Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper :: OfficeSupplyGeek

It’s that time again: the third monthly edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper, hosted by Office Supply Geek. Lots of good stuff, including:

Exacompta Sketchbook Review and Field Tests

Black & Red Notebook Review

Rhodia Webnotebook vs. Moleskine Journal Showdown

Read more at:

The Third Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper :: OfficeSupplyGeek.