Since we’ve moved, I have not been able to find my old copy of George Orwell essays book, but look what I just found instead!
We’ve got a few exciting projects and things in the works planned out for the next few months, and this is the first of them! We’re now carrying the Pilot Falcon fountain pen. I know, I know: good grief, finally.
For a long time now we’ve been asked about some of the higher level Pilot pens, and we’ve had them in our sights for about just as long. With Pilot, it sometimes takes us a bit longer to move on projects because of the long ship time from Japan (3 months!), which means a bit of planning and organization on my end (you can guess if that’s my strong suit…).
For the last little while, we’ve had new pens trickling in, some to try out, and some in good stock so we can start showing them off in the shop and online. I love soft nibs and line variation, so you could say that I’m particularly happy to welcome this pen, the Pilot Falcon to our Wonder Pens family, and in particular, my own nuclear family of personal pens.
If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I have spent some time contemplating how exactly I was going to organize myself next year.
With 2016’s Hobonichi Techo starting out with some half-page days on this Wednesday, December 16th, I figure now might be a good time to share a few ideas on how you might consider using your page-a-day planner, aside from using it to legitimately plan out your appointments and daily life.
I decided to use my Hobonichi, in a very broad way, as a gratitude journal. This is perfect because I can take my time to use my inkiest or flex pens, and just focus on a few positives.
As someone who loves everything about sending out snail mail (writing letters, finding stamps, addressing envelopes,going to the post office or mailbox…), Christmas is like… well, Christmas.
I’ve been getting myself mentally prepared for this marathon of snail mailing excitement. I’ve loaded up on Santa Claus washi tape, and this is it! Show time 🙂
Whether you’ve got custom cards with a family photo, or you’re picking up a few cards designed by local artists, or if you’re crafty enough to make your own, this is the time of year to be sending out good wishes through the post. We’ve got a few festive cards from Gotamago in our shop (Note: I added these to the website with my very own tapping fingers, which is why they’re formatted a bit funny, but I’m assuming Jon is going to fix that lickety-split).