Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The May Carnival of Pen, Pencil & Paper Has Arrived!


Goldspot Pens knows there are all sorts of pen collectors out there, and they want to hear from everyone about their collections: How Do You Collect Pens?

DianeB, of Pocket Blonde, submits an article from 777 Pen Repair which compares the Lamy Safari to the Esterbrook J.

From the Desk of Janet Barclay presents the article Papermate Produces My Favorite Pen.

Rants of the Archer has this article on the Quiver Pen Holder.

Julie (O-kami), of Whatever, presents the Pelikan 140.


Seize the Dave  presents a review of Noodler's Dragon's Napalm as well as a review of Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses.

Inkophile loads up a Platinum Preppy with Noodler's Bay State Blue.

Paper & Notebooks:

The Pen Addict reviews the Levenger 4x6 Note Cards. I haven't tried any Levenger products yet. Does anyone have any other feedback on these?

Peaceable Writer presents this great article, Tales of a Vandal Notebook User.

DIYSara presents the Midori Travelers Notebook, Passport Size.

Planet Millie reviews the the quirky Less Is More Memo Pad

Editor's Picks:

No Pen Intended reviews one of my absolute favorites, the Uni-ball Jetstream .5 mm - Basic Series - Black

Office Supply Geek reviews the Large Saddlback Leather Briefcase in Dark Coffee Brown. 

Note Booker, Esq. poses the question, What's Better Than Getting a Bunch of Ink Samples in the Mail?

Rhodia Drive unveils the new dotWebbie.

Brian Goulet, of The Goulet Pen Company and Ink Nouveau, demonstrates how to use the Feed Saturation Pen Filling Method.

Pen'n'Paper reviews a cool little notebook, the Midori Traveler's Notebook.

Penned House reviews the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.

Writing and Scribbling presents a review of Diamine Poppy Red.

Check out this review of the Pilot Prera Clear Body Fountain Pen from Pocket Blonde.

A Penchant for Paper takes a closer look at the Sharpie Pen RT in Blue. 

Scription has this excellent posting on the Moleskine Trade Show Covering Products for 2011.

Dave's Mechanical Pencils reminisces on The Good Old Days (of pencil leads and pencil lead containers).

Pencil Talk shows off the Düller Memo Pad

Unposted brings us back in time and Back to School 

Notebook Loves Pen reviews the Zebra Surari Multi Pen .7 mm

Julie (O-kami), at Whatever, demonstrates Letraset and Doodletuts.

PenInkcillin provides an in-depth look at the TWSBI Diamond 530 EF loaded with Noodler's Polar Brown.

does this pen write? wants to know - Fresh or Tired: Gelly Rollers!

And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed the May Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper.

A big thank you to Nifty of Notebook Stories for allowing me to host this month's Carnival. The June edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper will be hosted by Note Booker, Esq.  Use this submission form to get your entries in for the June Carnival. If you have any questions about how to submit your entry or about the Carnival, please feel free to contact me.


  1. Thank you for including me! Excellent carnival, as ever!

  2. Thanks a ton for including me in the carnival! It's always a blast and I love seeing what everyone's posting. Thanks for organizing this!

  3. @Mille - No problem! I am very pleased that you enjoyed the selection.

    @Brian - The Feed Saturation Method was a great tutorial, as usual, and I am glad you had time to stop by. I just received my order from you (discounted Clairefontaine and Noodler's Brown), and I am loving the products. Thanks!

  4. How cool is this! A friend entered me in this with my article about the Lamy Safari VS. Esterbrook J. I've never seen anything like this but it's very cool. An online carnival of FP's...

    Thanks for including me!

    777 - Tyler Dahl

  5. Tyler,

    I am so glad you enjoyed the Carnival. There are older Carnivals with tons of great links; I encourage you to browse through them.

  6. Thanks for having me in the carnival! I appreciate it!

  7. Great selections! Thanks for including moi.

  8. PenInkcillin & Peaceable Writer,

    No problem! You both had excellent posts, and I appreciate your contributions to the community.