Snail Mail Tools...and this and that!
I have a collection of fountain pens...but have had some issues with most of them. I don't want to "give up" on fountain pens...because I feel much more motivated to write a nice long letter with one, and I feel more authentic when I use one! Besides, I just love the variety of inks that are available and I relish the tactile, multi-sensory feel that you get by using the fountain pen. Some of them have a scratchy sound, different nibs have a different feel, and some of the inks have different aromas. Also, working with different inks, I've noticed how some just make your pen glide across the paper, others are more finicky . Since I don't have much money to invest I am looking for the best "bang for my buck". All that being said, I have decided to start taking the pen reviewers, reviews, a bit more seriously. I have a few of these reviewers linked to my site, so I hope you will avail yourself to their wisdom. I am starting to experiment and branch out a bit but I am truly a newbie. It is quite fun. The folks at Goulet pens have a nice Fountain Pen 101 site that is most helpful. http://www.gouletpens.com/ My next pen will be a Lamy with an interchangeable nib.
I love the artistic element of these inks! There are lots of colors to choose from in nearly every ink supplier. In the future I think I will try out the sample vials.
Mimi's book club Out-going! One of my daughters does secret shopping at the USPS. She let me know that she needed some parcels to post and asked if I had any to go out. These went out for free! Yay! Thank you , dear Maddie! I am checking into being a secret shopper and picking up the USPS jobs. You might want to check this out as well to save you some money if you are sending out a good number of packages.
Asher's arrived today! I had to include some "Firemen" books in his package, as his daddy is a brave fireman.
This is just what I gathered one day on a stroll down the office aisle. I have some ideas of how to use these items in the near future , especially for making my own stamped stickers. Be on the look-out in future posts!
Have fun with your snail mail adventures.