Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

Alright folks, the April Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper has arrived! If you haven't seen some of these blogs before, you may want to add them to your favorites and check out their archives.

If you like the postings (and the Carnival) please leave comments!

Editor's Picks:

Leigh Reyes presents TWSBI meets vintage nib

Brian Goulet, of The Goulet Pen Co., shares the beautiful Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e Pens

Joe Hoover, of the Pen Manufactory, introduces his new business where you can design your own custom-turned pens in About penmanufactory

Azizah, of gourmet pens, delves into the intricacies of the Midori Traveler's Notebook (Large, Brown), the Pelle Journal (Burnt Cognac, Large), and then provides a very worthwhile comparison in 'The Large Brown Midori Traveler's Notebook vs. Large Burnt Cognac Pelle Leather Journal

TonyB, of Tiger Pens Blog, reminds us to be smart about our addiction in Save Money, Buy Pen Refills

La Vie Graphite thoughtfully reflects on Lettered Trails


Pen Review: Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e with fine nib from East...West...Everywhere (suggested by Azizah, Gourmet Pens)

Joni, of Daydreamers Welcome, presents A Pen Review: Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.3mm, in a multi-color, 10-pack set

JetPens Blog: Exclusive Interview: Michael Gutberlet of Kaweco

Diane, of Pocket Blonde, shares her review of the Lamy CP1 Titanium Fountain Pen

Brad, of The Pen Addict, provides his insight on the Rotring Rapidograph 0.35 mm

Millie shows us A Look at Lamy's Inter-changeable Nibs

Uni-ball Signo DX 0.28mm Emerald Green review from A Penchant for Paper

Julie, of Peacable Writer, presents Tale of a Vandal Pen User: Back to Vintage

Lamy Nexx Citron - Medium Nib, Blue Cartridge, presented by Stationary Review

Tombow Egg Rollerball Matte Black, presented by Multi-Pen Dimensions

Lung Sketching Scrolls presents a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Sepia Set Spotlight

Seth, of Good Pens, presents Baltz Fine Writing Instruments "The Carraway"


A review of Three black pencils, from Bleistift

No Pen Intended conducts a Quick Sketch Test: Pentel High Quality Colored Pencils

AutoPoint TwinPoint Mechanical Pencil from The Well-Appointed Desk

Drawing with a Squirrel presents the Stabilo EASYergo pencil

SunSet Colored Pencils from My Supply Room


Julie (Okami) presents her contribution in the Rhodia Journal Swap Project - Round 2

Janet, of Organized Assitant, shares her review of the BusyBodyBook Organizers

Brian, of OfficeSupplyGeek, reviews the Keyboard Note Tabs - Visited, Emailed, Called from the Muji Store

Tyler Dahl (Tyler Dahl Fountain Pens) reviews the "Mead Moleskine"

What is the right size for a notebook? presented by Recording Thoughts

Pencil Talk compares the Field Notes Brand vs. The Office Supply Cabinet


An in-depth  look at the Rohrer and Klingner Complete Brand Review from Brian Goulet

David, of Seize the Dave, shows his lettering skills in an Ink Review: Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa

Stationary Traffic reviews Noodler's #41 Brown ink

David, of Seize the Dave, presents an Ink review: noodler's black revisited...

"I'm In The Mood For Green - Ink That Is", presented by Inkophile


ThirdeYe presents his "new" Parker "51" Special loaded with Diamine Syrah

Cheryl, of Writer's Bloc, discusses a few options in "What can you do with extra new or used notebooks, paper, pens and stationary?"


Leah, of the Quo Vadis Blog, shares Dr. Beltrami's Prescription for Better Time Management (Dr. Beltrami is the founder of Quo Vadis)

Travisthetrout, of Notes in a Book, provides helpful insight for fellow bloggers in How to: Organise your Blogging (#2: The Posting Schedule)

Leah, of the Quo Vadis Blog, sends in "Do We Know Who We Are?", by mj monaghan

The Blog of the European Paper Company shares important knowledge in EPC's Eco-Glossary

'10 Benefits of Writing Diary/Journal', submitted by Charles Chua from allaboutlivingwithlife.com

Liz Andra Shaw tells an office supply story in "You Can't Make This Stuff Up"

Michael provides some helpful tips in "Thank You Wording - What to Say in a Thank You Card" at Thank-You-Notes.com


  1. WOW! Look at all of these links! Great work Alex in pulling all of these together and providing depth in a variety of subjects!

  2. Anonymous - I'm glad you enjoyed the selection, and thank you for the kind words!

  3. Wow, well done for getting such a big carnival together despite the blog carnival site being broken!

  4. It was easy to put together the Carnival with all of the excellent posts out there!

  5. Thank you for including me :) I think your goal was achieved: this is an AWESOME carnival! Kudos to all the great bloggers out there!

  6. Good thing it's a slow weekend. How else could we get through such a long list of interesting links otherwise? Well done, Alex!

  7. Very well done! thanks for including one of my posts

  8. Thank you for the kind words. :)

  9. What a great reading list! Thank you.

  10. This was a great blog post. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Great round-up! Thanks for the shout out and all the cool new things for me to read.

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