Catch up on the latest pen , pencil and other news from around the world that caught our interest in Edition Five of the World in Pens.
Penthusiasm is our way of sharing some of the great blog posts that we have come across that we believe may be of interest to our readers. [Read more…]
Femi Martin is a storyteller.
She’s created fiction inspired by Charles Dickens novels, shared her struggles with illness in the Achalasia Diaries on BBC 4, and captivated UK festival audiences with performances of her short stories about love, relationships, and stolen chocolate bars.
Her stories always start at the point of a pen, and Femi was kind enough recently to share with us how writing by hand guides her creative process.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I write fiction but am an avid reader of non-fiction. I am particularly interested in the body, especially the brain. As I am prone to over-thinking I have to carve time out of my day for switching off. I do this by either going to the gym, meditating, or watching reality TV. My favourite reality show is Project Runway but I mostly watch anything to do with love and relationships. Oh, and Judge Judy, of course. [Read more…]
Art comes in all forms.
It can be a pen-and-ink drawing. Or a watercolor painting. Or a delicate pencil sketch.
Or sometimes, it can be a simple chalkboard menu written in a flowing hand.
Meet Amanda Miller, known as the Chalkboard Lady to her clients. [Read more…]