Category: miscellaneous

Short Sabbatical

1 October 2016 By ian

I’m taking a short sabbatical from the website, for 4 weeks in October. I’ll definitely be back, in fact I have most of November’s posts already done, and will be returning on Monday 31st October with a review of an absolute classic. I’ve not been well for some time (since April, in fact) and although […]

Comments and Giveaway Entries – problem resolved

1 September 2016 By ian

Here I was, feeling sad that no-one was leaving comments anymore, and no-one was interested in the Galen Leather giveaway, when a couple of people let me know it was impossible to leave a comment. I’m so sorry about that! I hadn’t realised. The problem is now (I hope) resolved so if you are interested […]

Welcome to the new Pens! Paper! Pencils!

30 July 2016 By ian

A little over three years ago Pens! Paper! Pencils! began on Tumblr (and is in fact still there) as a place where I could share my enthusiasm for pens, paper, and, yes, pencils without boring to death people I knew in real life. What I wanted to do was soon beyond what I could easily […]

Updated Ethics Policy

5 July 2016 By ian

This is an updated ethics policy, with effect from 5th July 2016. I run Pens! Paper! Pencils! because I want to create the website that I would most like to read myself. My perfect website features reviews I feel I can absolutely trust. The purpose of this policy to be completely clear about what I […]

The Sketchbook Lifestyle by Tina Koyama

20 May 2016 By ian

Tina Koyama is one of my sketching heroes. Her commitment to sketching everyday life every day is inspiring. Her blog is constant source of delight and I’m honoured that she took the time to write a post for Pens! Paper! Pencils! to introduce Urban Sketching. The Sketchbook Lifestyle Urban sketching: It’s not a hobby; it’s […]