On Keeping a Multi-Year Journal, Featuring the Midori 3-Year and Hobonichi 5-Year

On Keeping a Multi-Year Journal, Featuring the Midori 3-Year and Hobonichi 5-Year

This is the one thing I recommend for basically everyone, keeping some format of a journal where you write some lines a day. 

In a stationery shop where preferences and details are so personal and vary so widely, from nib sizes to pen sizes to paper smoothness to mixing technology and analogue, so much of what we try and do is find just the right thing that you’re looking for. There are relatively few things that I would suggest for everyone in a blanket way, but this is one of them. 

October 30, 2020 — Liz Chan
How to Teach Nature Journaling by John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren

How to Teach Nature Journaling by John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren

One of the things I’m trying to do in homeschooling for Caleb (and Naomi) is focus on the things that they would not ordinarily do in school—spend more time outside, read stories and comic books, build solar ovens or float boats in water, let them help out in the warehouse learning phonics while they pull ink colours for orders, grow plants. 
June 15, 2020 — wonderpens
Journaling Prompts for June

Journaling Prompts for June

We are three months into the global pandemic here in Toronto, and it’s unclear how the path going forward is going to look, us feeling our way around in the dark and murky future of lagging measures.

June 14, 2020 — wonderpens
Journaling Tools: Runes for Modern Life and Cat Gurus

Journaling Tools: Runes for Modern Life and Cat Gurus

Quite a while ago I also wrote about these Art Oracle cards, and using them as journaling prompts
May 20, 2020 — wonderpens
Pandemic Journaling Prompts

Pandemic Journaling Prompts

Perhaps you are thinking of starting a journal but don’t know where to begin. The answer: anywhere! The first page, or the second page, or in the middle of your notebook. You don’t need to start a new journal or notebook. I’m sure most of you have already figured out the logistics to that.

April 19, 2020 — wonderpens
On Writing in Your Journal Part II: Kids

On Writing in Your Journal Part II: Kids

These are unprecedented times, and while everything is unprecedented for kids (woah! School is starting! A vacation! Wow! A bike!) this is really a wild time, and it’s been a nice break from all of the craziness to see Caleb’s perspective on our days.

March 24, 2020 — wonderpens
On Writing in Your Journal (During a Pandemic)

On Writing in Your Journal (During a Pandemic)

If you have a lot of time on your hands, you’re at home self-isolating, going a little screwy, it’s might be a good opportunity to build in a daily break from your screens, your phone, Netflix, and just find a place to sit with a pen and a notebook. Making an effort to do this once or a twice a day might help with a bit of structure and mental decompressing, while also being a record of a very unusual time in recent history.

March 23, 2020 — wonderpens
On Keeping a Reading Journal

On Keeping a Reading Journal

In lieu of journaling prompts for May, I thought I might share about my reading journal.
Using Highlighter Ink (Caleb Learns to Write)

Using Highlighter Ink (Caleb Learns to Write)

Some of you may remember a while back when I got one of my favourite pens, a sort of translucent yellow green Sailor, as part of the Sailor "Highlighter" Set - the pen along with a bottle of yellow Sailor highlighter ink. It's truly a fluorescent yellow, and I didn't think I would ever use it - in fact, I contemplated giving it away while I could still consider it a completely new and unused bottle.

April 23, 2019 — wonderpens
A Few January Journaling Prompts

A Few January Journaling Prompts

As we're fresh into the new year, but past all the busy-ness of new year's celebrations, I thought I would share a few journaling prompts for those of you interested in getting back into daily writing, or looking for some inspiration to get the ink flowing.

January 15, 2019 — wonderpens