Friday, June 5, 2020

Bexley Golden Age Triangles Arco Verde Celluloid Fountain Pen

Thank you to The Pen Family for loaning me this Bexley Golden Age Triangles Arco Verde Celluloid Fountain Pen so I could share it with you! I liked this one more than I thought I would - my first impressions were that it was silly and too small. It ended up being superb in my hand. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. GourmetPens 2020

I've spent some time thinking about what I want to say. I overwhelmed and freaked myself out trying to think of all the right things. I was afraid to post something because I felt like nothing I said would be right enough, be good enough, be helpful or supportive enough. I've done my best. I stopped, I listened, and I learned from my black and brown friends. It has been invaluable - what *I* thought about posting was nowhere near what they need to see. Here is what I learned from those people I respect and love. ⁣

1. Don't use the BLM hashtag for #blackouttuesday - it blocks resources with black squares. Information is critical.⁣

2. Donate and share if you can, and if you can't donate, sharing is still helpful. Not everyone is able to help in the same way, so help in the way you can. I know this is not all encompassing, but it's a start.⁣

Black Lives Matter

It's Nice That

3. Compassion, kind words, real change, outreach. These don't cost a damn thing. Throw kindness around like confetti. ⁣

4. Listen. Learn. Educate yourself. We have all made mistakes and we can all learn and grow and improve and better ourselves. Don't be afraid to apologize and don't be afraid to do better, be better. ⁣

5. Be careful and stay as safe as you can. Look out for yourself and for others.⁣

I will not be silent and complicit. ⁣

If you choose to unfollow me, that's fine. You don't need to announce your departure. Please think about why my posting this upsets you enough to want to unfollow. ⁣

If you would like to share your experiences, things you have learned, resources, or just share some kindness in the comments, please do so. Please be respectful of others and please please please be kind. ⁣


Friday, May 29, 2020

Ryan Krusac Legend L16 Wood Fountain Pens

I borrowed these fountain pens from a friend and have had them for some time, much to my friend's dismay... I also have my own Legend L14, which I adore! I hope you enjoy!

Find Ryan Krusac online but the real excitement is seeing the display at a pen show so keep that in mind for when things get going again.

Check out my Legend L14 Custom Pet Portrait review here!

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