Well it's very quiet here today in the land of Calv. I've had a shifty around of my furniture as i needed a more organized house to settle back into after trashing my craft room making a single project!
On the plus side, i had a new fountain pen arrive today! Yes i know that might sound a little geeky to many, but i have to admit to having a bit of a fountain pen fetish. I've always had it, so every now and again i have to feed my need for inky instruments and get a new one.
It was only cheap, but i liked the look of it and it writes so nice....
I have loads more scattered around the house, some of which I'm sure my girls have pinched for school. The above are the ones i use daily.
I am teaching my girls how to use a calligrapghy pen at the moment. I learnt at an early age at school, and it helped my handwriting a great deal. I think schools school bring back penmanship in the school curriculum, but unfortunately i fear those days are fast disappearing amidst the mass of computers in the schools now.
Don't get me wrong, computers are great, but when they break, what does everyone do? Reach for a pen.
Lets just hope our kids children know how to use one in years to come!
Theres nothing better than getting a handwritten letter amongst the bills on your doormat. Once you find the perfect fountain pen for you, it's hard going back. It does not have to be expensive either, i have pens ranging from a couple of pounds to £300......and the best pen i ever wrote with was a fountain pen from Tesco's supermarket here in the UK worth .78p!!!
Theres no reason why you can't employ some of the skills employed in crafting too, artistic envelopes or "mail art" as it's often called, are beautiful to receive and to just look at.
I'm hoping to have a bash at this in the near future with the rather large assignment of writing themed rubber stamps i have in the post. I have some arriving from the US, and i just received a great stamp collage sheet from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper, and i have more on the way too! Cheers Jennie! :)
I go to bed a happy boy tonight! :)