Sunday Notes and Links – March 20, 2016

What I Used

Visconti Homo Sapien EF with R&K Blau Schwarz LE

My favorite fountain pen and ink combination of the past week was the the Visconti Homo Sapien with R & K Blau-Schwarz LE. After a bad experience with the previous ink it’s nice to return to such an enjoyable writing experience.

Motivated by a visit to the Long Island Pen show I jumped to 14 inked pens, since reduced to 10 inked pens.

What Others Are Using and Doing

Fr. Kyle at Reverenced Writing shares his experience in letter writing and provides Correspondence Inspiration.

Notebook Stories found this story about a Fourth Grader Who Writes Novels in Notebooks.

Cody of The Pen Haul shares how he became a pen addict.

John at Pensive tells us about the W H Smith calligraphy pen that he’s had for 35 years.

Jinnie at Three Staples has some Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen Caps that cracked and shows us how she’s repaired them.

Pen Shows & Other News

Bruno at Crónicas Estilográficas brings news that Pen Station, Pilot’s pen museum, will be closing down at the end of March.

The next pen show in the U.S. is the Atlanta Pen Show from April 15 – 17th.

The next European pen show is April 9th and 10th in Katowice Poland.

It’s not until the end of April, but Brian Anderson will have a Esterbrook Re-Sac Seminar at the Chicago Pen Show. The seminar is Sunday (May 1st) at 10:30am. Advanced registration is required and the cost is $60 which includes a pen and all needed supplies. Register here.