Planning to learn a foreign language this year? Then break out a new journal.
Writing by hand is a highly recommended way to improve your recall and understanding of foreign vocabulary and syntax.
I’ve often written about the benefits of airplane safe pens but never tackled how to deal with an in-flight explosion of the pen kind, here are a few down to earth ink removal suggestions. [Read more…]
For many years I have been a fan of the standard No. 2 (or HB in the UK) pencil as they always felt comfortable to hold and when you need a few moments contemplation, spend some time with a sharpener. I have love quality pencils like Faber-Castell and Rhodia but I am equally at home with the office version from Staples.
We recently were contacted by Anspire who is a very talented digital artist and has recently delved into more traditional art.
She has been doing a comparison of various fineliner pens used in conjunction with alcohol markers and thought our readers might be interested in her findings.
Naturally we were delighted to hear from her and she has some surprising results. [Read more…]
Looking for the right mechanical pencil to get your grade-schooler through a winter of math classes and standardized testing?
For younger children, your best bet is a pencil that is simple to load and operate, big enough to be easy to control and with lead strong enough to resist breaking when pressed too hard. Older kids might appreciate slightly more sophisticated pencils designed to help them express their personalities. [Read more…]