Hello and Welcome! On my last post we discussed “things to keep us entertained” and “good reasons for doing so”. 2020 has become the year we all are trying new things to stay sane. I’ve been a cross stitcher for years and though my interest waxes and wanes, needlework has got me through some difficult (and just… Continue reading String Art and Cross Stitch Kits…The Joy of Keeping Your Hands Busy
Greetings to one and all. How’s your week going? Today I have on offer two sealed boxes of Waverley Pen (nibs). These nibs are over 100 years old so the odds that these boxes would still be unopened – astronomical! I’m sure to many this newest listing will pass as unimportant, but to the calligrapher… Continue reading Two UNOPENED Boxes of Waverley Pen Nibs
And we’re off – Monday, another new week already. I got to spend some time in my studio last week and it was very productive. And thanks to one of my Old Raven customers I remembered that I had not made the storage tin for one of my favorite Antique nib boxes: This is Joseph… Continue reading Calligrapher’s Nib Tin Storage – Joseph Gillott’s Silvery Pens #104
Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on. Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!
Hey everybody – YEAH – Spring gave us a little teaser this weekend here in Boise, Idaho and boy did it feel GREAT! I took it as a personal reward for completing a project I’ve been working on – a nib organizer. Over the last few years, I’ve been slowly getting into calligraphy, you know,… Continue reading Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer
Oh man – this was like opening a treasure chest! I love Antique items, especially things that were ‘personal’, things that carry a hint of the previous owner like a name or initials, dates or paper clippings or like this – tools and dreams. Talk about eye candy! Wouldn’t this make a fabulous display… Continue reading 1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools
KOH-I-NOOR pencil tins from the mid century have long been a favorite of artists and collectors. For the artist – the tin box has a hinged lid that snaps closed making the perfect container for carrying art supplies on the go but with a bit of retro style thrown in from the great Vintage graphics… Continue reading KOH-I-NOOR Tin Pencil Box w/ Pencils