- Gentleman Stationer reviews the Uni-ball Signo DX gel pen. I was glad to see this review because gel pens don't seem to get as much attention these days as they used to. They're still my favourite kind of pen to write with (sorry, fountain pens) and the Signo DX is one of the best of them.
- iHanna shares a simple way to transform a boring binder using wrapping paper.
- Jenny Mason reviews the Field Notes No. 2 pencil. I'm not really a fan of Field Notes notebooks, but these pencils look great.
- Speaking of Field Notes, check out Pencil Revolution's pile of 114 used Field Notes notebooks! I love seeing all of those used notebooks, and I wonder what's in them all?
- The Pen Addict reviews the Tombow Mono 100 wooden pencil, and ponders how to integrate wooden pencils into his daily writing arsenal. I'm glad I'm not the only who has that question.
- Daisy Yellow suggests 10+ things to draw to improve your line work. This is one of the best posts I've read in a while, and I especially recommend it if you want to improve your drawing skills in a simple and fun way.
- No Pen Intended reviews Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa ink, a potential superhero of inks. Not an ink I was previously considering, but I might be now.
- More gel pens! Jinnie of the Three Staples blog does a round-up of several black gel pens. And Ana of the The Well-Appointed Desk reviews one of my favourite pens ever, the 0.35mm Pentel EnerGel.
- Finally, Mary review the "imperfectly perfect" Musgrave Test Scoring 100 pencil (I really want one of these) and Mike reviews the Palomino "orange" drawing pencil. More of those wooden pencils that I love so much but don't use nearly enough...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
November Miscellany: Gel Pens, Field Notes, Pencils
The end of November, and 2014 is drawing to a close... Soon it will be time to start doing all of those end of the year things, like figuring out what kind of planner (if any) I'll be using in the new year, planning next year's reviews, and so on. You know, all that important stuff. Here are some links to read along the way: