I am well aware that this blog has been sadly neglected and for that I apologize. My plan was to photograph and review pens, paper, ink, etc., but it just hasn't happened for a while. One reason is that I haven't gotten very much new stuff to review, or if I have gotten a new pen someone way more popular and more widely read has just reviewed it, so what's the point? Ok, maybe that's more of an excuse than an actual reason.
Anyway, I plan to participate in the Month of Letters challenge again this year. Last year I connected with a lot of new pen friends, some of which have turned into ongoing postal - and personal - relationships and some fell by the wayside, but it's all good. It's a bit like dating, in a way. You exchange a few letters and things seem to be clicking, but after a while you run out of things to say and find that you didn't have as much in common as you thought. Or life gets in the way and people get busy. That's ok, it's just the way it works, I think. I enjoyed every single letter I received and I hope mine were well received, too.
Over the past year I have acquired some lovely pens, made a LOT of envelopes, created some of my own stationery, jumped on the washi tape bandwagon (quick and easy way to decorate envelopes and stationery), discovered a lot about fountain pens and their quirks, and even bought 2 whole bottles of ink. T W O! Woohoo! It's a commitment, and one not to be taken lightly, mind you. I buy a sample vial from Goulet Pens to test it out or, in the case of the 2 bottles I purchased, a friend will use a particular ink in a letter and having seen it in person rather than on a computer screen, I must have it!
If I have any readers left (thanks for hanging in there!) that are not already involved with the Month of Letters, click the link above or the image on the right sidebar for more information on this wonderful project. InCoWriMo gets a lot of publicity and it's a wonderful idea, but MoL is definitely worth investigating if you are in the market for some new pen friends.
Happy Month of Letters, everyone!