Paw Prints — Blackwing

Pencils!

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

You may have seen in my last post, that I'm confined to largely writing left-handed, in pencil at the moment (when I'm not typing on my trusty laptop) as my arthritis has flared up. Hence the arrival of some new pencils to play with has been most timely.

This week, I'm looking at the Nero's Notes Musgrave pencil, and the Blackwing 64.

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64 shades of BIFF! POW! BAM!

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Apparently, back in the golden age of comics (a flexibly-defined term about which there is fierce debate), many were printed with a palette of just sixty-four colours.

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Pencil waffle, volumes six to nineteen

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Now, everyone loves a Blackwing, when we can get our hands on them - everyone who is into a bit of groovy graphite, at least. Here are some really special specials.

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All white?

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

I’ve been going through a white period. My desk is white, in fact most of the office furniture is white. This year, I’ve been taking notes (with white implements) in a large white notebook and a medium-sized notebook. Madness.I’m smitten with Blackwing. I’m an avid user of graphite and fountain pens, and so actively seek paper that works well with both. Enter the Blackwing Slate (the medium-sized one.) 8.25 by 5 inches. “The Blackwing Slate's cover is made from a smooth, matte pearl coloured polymer designed to take daily wear and tear without sacrifice of form or function. In keeping...

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My top 5 in stationery for 2020

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Well, 2020 has been a shocker, hasn't it? I'm glad to see the back of it and hoping that 2021 brings better things.

I want to end the year on a positive though, so I'm going to share with you my top 5 items of stationery from 2020. A couple are old favourites that will make the list any year; the rest are things that are new (or at least new to me) this year.

In no particular order...

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