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…
notebooks & paper
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.
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.”
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
Thanks for submitting, everyone!
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please check out the latest Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper at Goldspot Pens. As always, a nice collection of posts about our favorite stuff!
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.