Monday, July 9, 2012

Mailbox Goodies - Mail, Inks, JetPens & Pencil Time

Whoa. More superb mailbox goodies! Honestly, I think I get most excited about assembling these posts more than any other posts... First up, I received mail from two overseas pals! I wasn't expecting either so I was thrilled to find them both in my mailbox!
Overseas Mail
Does anyone recognize the kitty from a certain someone's Twitter? Thank you both for your notes!
The day I received these two letters was also the day I was expecting my JetPens parcel - after waiting an extra day for July 4th. Some of you already know of my "fiasco" with the parcel box where I was given the wrong key so I couldn't get my parcel out! I contemplated using a crowbar to open the box and then feigning innocence but I was informed this is a federal offence (thanks MJ hehe). Alas, I was patient and my box was hand delivered to me the next day by the very thoughtful postal worker. He was forgiven.
JetPens Parcel
My JetPens parcel is rather small this time around - I picked up another J. Herbin anniversary ink, and a J. Herbin glass dip pen.  
Today I received my shipment of inks from Organics Studio. If you haven't heard of them yet, do check out their website, like them on Facebook, and/or follow them on Twitter! They are a new, small company making inks - "Organinks" - I love that! I was one of the lucky people who got the large sized limited bottles - they are hand numbered! I like limited edition and special things like that (What? A sucker? Yeah maybe). In my emails with Tyler of Organics Studio, I was trying to pick three ink colors when he suggested that he could make a custom colour for me. WHAAAAT? Obviously I couldn't pass up this chance, so I sent him my blog's banner and asked if he could try to make a pink to match it. I was thinking this would take a few months but like, a week and a half later, this parcel shows up.
Organics Studio Inks
I even received a sample of Neon ink which is totally awesome and I wish I had ordered it as well. I also ordered the Mercury red, Uranium green, and Gourmet is my custom pink! 
Now, please bear in mind the picture I took is terrible, and I used a very wet dip pen so everything looks very dark, but with what I have tried already, I am absolutely thrilled with these inks. Seriously. I have never ever had a custom ink before - and it's called Gourmet. It doesn't get better than this. Organics Studio may be my new hero. I love these colors madly.
Organics Studio Gourmet Ink
AWESOME. Isn't this awesome?
Organics Studio Gourmet Ink
Deep pink!
Organics Studio Inks
Ok my camera totally does not represent these colors accurately but I will be reviewing these so don't worry, I'll have proper color representation. I just wanted you to get the general idea and I wanted you to know how excited I am! I can't remember the last time I got this excited about ink!! (Well... that's a lie. But I'm really excited anyway). 
Last but not least, these Derwent pencils are not actually from my mailbox. They were purchased at Michael's using those awesome 50% off one item coupons. I am excited to try them out. Remember, I have zero artistic skills so don't expect much. I just thought I'd share them because they're fun to look at, aren't they? All new and pretty!
Derwent Pencils
Inktense on the left, watercolors on the right.
Derwent Pencils Inktense
Inktense. Ooooh...
Derwent Pencils Watercolors
Watercolors. Ahhhh...


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