Inktober Regrets

If you look back at last month’s posts you’ll realize I couldn’t keep up with the Inktober project challenge I encouraged you to follow. I had the best intentions when I wrote the post. And the concept is amazing. But life happened and I just couldn’t do it. I did begin the project. I created a bookmark blank outlining the design with a micron pen. And I discovered two new modern ink pens I love. The first is a set of glitter gel pens and the other a multi-color ball point pen. And I came across both accidentally. I found the glitter gel pens at Barnes and Nobel’s Book Store because I found myself sans any pen. I had to have a pen so I bought the cheapest I could find. Unfortunately it had to be in a set. Go figure. The pens are Ooly Radiant Writers Glitter Gel Pens. The ink flows smoothly and stands up on the page. Its colors are intense glittery fun. The package says the inks are acid-free. And are suitable for ages 6 and up. I’ve used them for more than notes and sketches. And now keep the black one in my billfold for writing checks. They will be fun to share with my creative grandkids as well as my apprentice Astrid, a sometimes mature creative kid. The multi-colored ball point pen I found checking out at my local Dollar General store. It was […]

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Calligraphy And Illumination Holiday Gift-making Ideas

Illuminated Angel Pictures  In My Home  Our gift-giving season is fast approaching. It’s a busy time of the year for everyone. Often I’ve created gifts with calligraphy and illumination, especially 12th Night gifts.  Calligraphy and illumination are useful for gifts within and without the Society. I’ve made gifts of bookmarks, small illuminations, and a birth certificate for my grandson. He are others you […]

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