» Who Drives Rhodia?

As new people are constantly discovering Rhodia Drive, I thought it best to take a moment to reintroduce myself- especially after having received a recent message asking me if I was Biffybeans on the Fountain Pen Network.

And to that I answer, Yes! Biffybeans=Stephanie Smith

In July of 2008 I started a blog called Spiritual Evolution of the Bean which was a mixture of product reviews, (paper, writing instrument,s and art supplies) candid stories about my personal growth, and my art. I had been a relatively new fountain pen user back then and would often contribute to the forums on The Fountain Pen Network. 

These days I continue to write Spiritual Evolution of the Bean with the content having shifted more towards my art and personal growth and somewhat away from the product reviews- mostly because of time. I write posts for Rhodia Drive four times a week with with Karen Doherty (VP of marketing at Exaclair) penning on Wednesdays.

Aside from the blogging world, I currently maintain an art residency at a local community art & education center called The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. I also teach a series of art centered personal empowerment classes/workshops at various locations in eastern and central PA.

I am also Biffybeans on Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr

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Posted on September 17th, 2012 by Stephanie
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Frustrated sales person (especially in this economy) and all around jack of all trades, but master of none…Notebook and pen addict.

Poet, librarian, writer, muse-er, carrier of a daily satchel full of possibility…

arts administrator and hopeless, unable to recover pen and pad hoarder


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