I know you are probably thinking a what? There is a group for fountain pen collectors and enthusiasts that meets in Austin on a monthly basis. I’m relatively new to the world of fountain pens so a lot of the discussion was way over my head. I thought I had a nice little collection as I have seven Lamy pens and one Faber Castell and yes, my collection is nice but very small compared to the other attendees.
I saw some of the members with pen cases holding at least 20 pens of all varieties and I believe someone had a pen worth $300. Wow. Unless I win the lottery I guess I won’t be buying a pen that expensive but it is fun to see the variety and to find out more about these famous pen companies.
So between passing around pens and trying some different inks and then coming home and working on some stamping projects, my fingers have been constantly covered in ink all weekend! I love it though. I have to say there is something about writing in your journal with a fountain pen. I know some of you out there probably use fountain pens, any favorites or ink favorites? For those of you who would like more info, I strongly recommend visiting Goulet Pens – they have blogs posts dedicated not only to new products but also comparisons between inks and pens.
Finally, did you know that February is InCoWriMo? That’s International Correspondence Writing Month. A month-long event encouraging you to write a letter every day. No emails or text – good, old snail mail! I’m late to the game of signing up but if you want me to send you a letter or postcard let me know. I’d love to surprise you with a little note and maybe even something from my crafty adventures. Just send me an email with your address and I will write you sometime this month!