I had the exquisite pleasure of seeing my dear friend, Michael Sull, Master Penman at the Dallas Pen show this past weekend. Of course we have spoken via phone & Skype over the last year, but it has been about that long since we have seen each other in person. I was able to sit in on a talk that he gave on penmanship & calligraphy variations with fountain pens. As always, he provided insights that open your mind and defy some orthodox mindsets. All of this while at the same time keeping his traditions. After all, we must uphold certain standards :).
I also had the delight of committing a few sins and purchasing a few exquisite pens for myself and Lola obtained her first fountain pen…A waterman :). I wonder if she will venture down the rabbit hole of fountain pens as i have. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the Montegrappa - Bugatti pen that I scored. The excitement is STILL oozing from me. It was a religious experience. Yes, it was…
This was the 2nd weekend since April where I was not engraving or providing calligraphy here in Houston for a client so it was nice having a slight break in the schedule. Alas, I returned to calligraphy projects today, return to engraving events this Thursday and then weekend events in a week and a half. And I couldn’t be more delighted. Cheers!
Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®