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    Palomino Blackwing Long Point Sharpener Review

    I mentioned in a blog post recently that I wasn’t a fan of using graphite pencils. As such, I had no real opinions when it comes to pencil sharpeners either. When I bought the Palomino Blackwing pencils I also bought a Blackwing long point sharpener. This is probably the fanciest pencil sharpener I’ve ever bought. I’m surprised I’m even writing this post. For a long time, I’ve just used a scalpel when I need to sharpen a pencil. But this is the first time I’ve ever used a pencil sharpener which is actually good. It is also the strangest pencil sharpener I’ve ever used.  I realise that considering the times…

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    Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil Review

    I have been wanting to try the Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil for a long time. I’ve heard so many people talk about how they are great pencils to use for art. Obviously, as a person who does art, I wanted to see what made them so special. There was only one problem. I’ve said in the past I am not particularly fussy when it comes to writing tools. It if works I’ll use it. There is one exception to this, I hate using regular pencils. I hate that you have to sharpen them, I hate that the lead wears down, and in many cases breaks meaning you have to sharpen…

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    Zebra Mildliner Brush Pen Review

    A few months ago I wrote a review of the Zebra Mildliners. I love these highlighters and use them all the time in my bullet journal. But something I learned while researching that post was that Zebra makes a brush pen version of the same highlighter. A little while ago I randomly came across the Zebra Mildliner Brush Pen set in a shop and had to try them out.  I was slightly surprised to come across the Zebra Mildliner Brush Pens. From research I assumed that they were not available in the UK. This has changed now but at the time I was having problems finding the brush pens on…

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    5 Of My Favourite Stationery Subscription Boxes

    One of the things I love doing every so often try some new stationery subscription boxes. This is not a regular occurrence but its enjoyable to get some new stationery items through the post. One of the reasons why I love stationery subscriptions is that I will find new items I would never normally come across.  A few years ago I got a canvas pencil case in a Stationery Selection box. It became my everyday pencil case as I downgraded from the makeup bag behemoth that I was carrying around. This pencil case was not something I would go looking for, but it has become one of the few organisational…

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    Lamy Safari Fountain Pen Review

    I am a die-hard gel pen lover. I won’t deny that. But I also have a thing for fountain pens. Most fountain pens cost far more than I’m willing to pay for a pen. But there is one fountain pen I’ve been using for a long while now and really like. That being the Lamy Safari.  You might be surprised to learn this but I’m not particularly fussed when it comes to pens. Yes, I like a nice pen just as much as everyone else. But to me, a pen is just a tool. I’m not massively into journaling. I write because I have to, not because I want to. …