Parker 51 Re-Issue

Parker 51 Re-Issue

A couple of months ago, Parker Pens reissued the Parker 51 fountain pen, much to my complete shock and delight. The original Parker 51 is, of course, the iconic vintage pen, produced in huge quantities in the decades before, and fairly easy to find in the vintage pen market, if in varying conditions.

June 03, 2021 — Liz Chan
COVID-19 Small Business Journal: When Will We Reopen?

COVID-19 Small Business Journal: When Will We Reopen?

Ah, the proverbial question for all shop owners these days: when are you reopening?

May 30, 2021 — Liz Chan
Homeschooling Again

Homeschooling Again

Homeschooling this round is, to put it gently, a complete disaster. I don’t know if anyone is surprised that adding Naomi to the mix has resulted in catastrophe.
May 20, 2021 — Liz Chan
Ferris Wheel Press Inks: Autumn and Winter 2020

Ferris Wheel Press Inks: Autumn and Winter 2020

Recently, Ferris Wheel Press has released three new inks in their Morningside series. They’re beautiful and subtle and elegant, and I certainly mean to do a blog post on them soon. Then again, these inks are moving off the shelves and doing quite well without me, so perhaps I’m just wafting in the wind after all.

May 17, 2021 — Liz Chan
Chicken’s Corner: Chicken Makes a Friend

Chicken’s Corner: Chicken Makes a Friend

We made a new cat friend, we being all of the humans. Chicken is ambivalent. It’s a bit ironic, I suppose, that during this endless pandemic, it’s Chicken who makes a new friend.

May 14, 2021 — Liz Chan
Covid-19 Weekly Update: Keeping Up With Technology

Covid-19 Weekly Update: Keeping Up With Technology

This is our shop! Still standing.
May 12, 2021 — Liz Chan
A Quarantine Pencil Meet

A Quarantine Pencil Meet

We recently got a bunch of photos printed, which is a lovely thing to do and something we should do more often. In doing so, while scrolling through all the pictures on my phone, I stumbled across a bunch of photos I took back over Christmas break. 
May 09, 2021 — Liz Chan
Blackwing Volume 223: Woody Guthrie and a Highway

Blackwing Volume 223: Woody Guthrie and a Highway

It’s always fun to get the new Blackwing Volume in! This is Blackwing Volume 223, inspired by Woody Guthrie.

May 06, 2021 — Liz Chan
8 Years

8 Years

A couple of weeks ago, we turned 8! What a glorious ride it has been, even as we come crawling through a year of this pandemic. We are a bit late on the mark, as always, but better late than never, especially when there are no late fines.

May 01, 2021 — Liz Chan
Chicken’s Corner: Spring Chicken

Chicken’s Corner: Spring Chicken

One of the perks of cold weather and a semi-functioning furnace is that Chicken is now eager to get close, climb into your lap, curl up on your stomach, or just get involved in whatever’s going on. 
April 29, 2021 — Liz Chan