Gentian Osman is one of our favorite calligraphy artists from the blog Drawing with a Squirrel where she can often be found creating the most amazing ink and watercolor art. In this image, Gentian is using the last page of a Rhodia Unlimited pocket book to test a few Hi Tec C Coleto pens. Continue Readering »
Five things I learned in Creative Writing Class at Writing Forward
Tohkin Pencil Holder at Pencil Talk
Modern budget fountain pens at The Well Appointed Desk
Have you tried the R pads yet? Our friends at Writer’s Bloc recently decided to put these products side by side to show the difference between the two. (If you don’t already know, it’s mainly in the paper – which people are *loving!*)
Read the full review at Writer’s Bloc
Need further convincing? Here are a few more reviews of the “R.”
Image courtesy of Writer’s Bloc
While I’m still fiddling a bit with the theme and layout of the new Rhodia Journal Swap Tumblr blog – I’d like to introduce you to the 12 participants from out 1st ever Rhodia Journal Swap. (Click their links to visit their blogs/websites.) If you signed up but weren’t selected – hang tight! We are considering the addition of a second swap 6 months or so into the 1st swap.
Pamela Fishkin Hero
Seth @ Good Pens
Gretchen Boothe Hamilton
Kristina Day Osgood
New R by Rhodia tablet: my new favorite paper! at The Missive Maven
Andreus Englund at Empty Kingdom
Finger Painted Art Journal Backgrounds at Daisy Yellow
Upside-down Fountain Pen Doodles at Speck’s Sketch Blog
Journal Writing at Nordljus
Charles Keene – Keene Fountain Pens at Fountain Pen Restoration
Inside my Art Journal: Exploring my Yellow Self at Feed Your Soul Art
Notebook Pockets – Do you use them? at A Penchant for Paper
Art Student Hand-Illuminates, Binds a Copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion at Make: Technology on your own time
Don’t forget about our Rhodia Drive group on Flickr!
Image at top by Sophie.
Consolidation at Unposted
dotWebbie Review at A Penchant for Paper
vessels at Le Vie Graphite
Pen Collectors of America at Whatever
Scenes from Tibet at Flickr Blog
Rhodia Bloc No. 120 Rainbow Notepad at Pocket Blonde
The New and Improved Monthly Giveaway at Office Supply Geek
Week in the Life ~ Sunday at Nordljus
Exacompta Sketchbook Review at The Well Appointed Desk
Farewell Exacompts Sketchbook 1 at Ontheroad
Fun Making Pocket Shrines at Art Full Musings
August Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is Here! At Peaceable Writer
Original Art above “Spin” by Stephanie Smith, your Rhodia Driver. All Rights Reserved.
A short while back, I asked our readers for suggestions for relevant links to add to our blogroll. Before adding the new, I performed a bit of housekeeping on the blogroll because it is important to us that you are provided with quality content. A few links needed to be updated, and some removed as they had become non-existent or no longer publishing new content. I then reviewed each of your submissions and added a number of your suggestions and also two or three that I thought you might find interesting. (Such as: “The Well Appointed Desk.”) Continue Readering »
Here on Rhodia Drive we strive to bring to you a variety of interesting content dedicated to you, dear Rhodia fan. We utilize this space to introduce you to our products and listen closely to your feedback. We’ve even occasionally tweaked a product to better suit your needs. We request and happily share your content- comprised of customer images, (seen our Photo Pages yet?) videos, guest posts, and product reviews. We offer the occasional freebie via our giveaway contests- sometimes allowing you to tell us which products to give away. We keep you informed of where else on the web you can be social with Rhodia- via Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, (You can follow Exaclair or Stephanie) and how to find a local or online retailer via RhodiaPads.com. In my own personal opinion, the best part of the blog is how the most wonderful Exaclair VP of Marketing Karen Doherty allows me to be me and speak to you all in my own voice. Judging from the e-mails and notes you send me, you seem to enjoy my being your Rhodia Driver. (Thank you!!)
That all being said, will you tell us what kind of posts would you like to see more of? Do you like what you’ve been seeing, or would you like there to be more of any particular kind of content, like Flickr Fridays, Blog Shares, creative prompts or Artist Inspiration type posts? Maybe something we haven’t thought of doing yet? Is there anything you don’t much care for? If you’ve got any comments or criticism, we’d love to hear it.
Image above courtesy of Glenn Marcus from Glenn’s Pans.
I consider myself to be a creative person and often feel if left to my own devices that I’d forget to eat, pay my taxes, and sleep. I mean that when I get in the zone, I get in the zone. I will sit and create for such long stretches that my legs will cramp up and I get dizzy from not eating. I always thought I was alone in this madness until I started reading Tammy’s blog, daisy yellow. I’m not sure how she does it, (though I highly suspect superpowers may be occasionally called into play) but this woman appears to run circles around me when it comes to creativity. Her blog is a plethora of everything I love. Art, art supplies, beautiful photos, tips, and a whole lot of creative encouragement. All in all, Tammy simply rocks! So when she sent me a note telling me about her new e-zine st|ART, I wanted to make sure all of you knew about it as well. If you are wanting to venture into the world of art journaling and need some guidance, Daisy Yellow is the place to be and st|ART will most definitely keep you inspired!
Big thanks to Tammy for showing us how she worked on the name of her zine with Herbin’s Bleu Pervenche in a Webbie!
- Entranced with Inks at daisy yellow blog
- Journal Prompts from Philosophy at Writing Forward
- Mind Wisdom (by kimscreations) at Art Journaling
- Good News! at The Pen Addict (Congrats Brad!)
- A little Goulet Christmas Present at Ink Nouveau (Congrats Brian & Rachel!)
- Paper Mate biodegradable test at Dave’s Mechanical Pencils
- Drawing Conclusions: Documenting every building in New York at Web Urbanist
Some of our favorite Facebook Pages
- Rhodia Drive on Facebook
- Office Supply Geek on Facebook
- Goldspot Pens on Facebook
- Strand Book Store on Facebook
- Tom Bihn on Facebook
A few cool Etsy Shops
- AgentObsolete on Etsy (Vintage Cool!)
- Abby Try Again on Etsy (Gorgeous Photographs)
- Jessica Doyle on Etsy (Whimsical Art)
- Fee Bean Art on Etsy (This one’s mine!)
I have been using Google Reader for ages to read my blogs and am wondering if there is a better or more efficient way. I am subscribed to over 100 blogs and I read through them about once a week or so. I only have one blog delivered via e-mail and that is Daily Om.
How do you read your blogs? Is it via a feed reader, e-mail, an App that I am not yet aware of? And is there anything we could do to make Rhodia Drive more friendly towards your preferred method of delivery?
I have been discovering new bloggers who have been reviewing/discussing Rhodia products. Take a look!
…take note of this on Candia Style
Rhodia dotPad Reverse Book on Pocket Blonde
Rhodia Pads on Office-lib.com
Rhodia dotPads and pencils on Surfbits
Bloc Pad No 11 review at Pens ‘n’ Paper
dotPad review on Office Supply Geek
Notepad Review: dotPad on Rants of the Archer
Bloggers looking to review Rhodia (or other Exaclair products) read this!
While they have been a long time coming, I finally built the new Rhodia Photo Pages! Though still a work in progress, there is now a link at the top of the blog’s home page that says, “photo pages”. Click on that and you have the option of visiting any of the three pages I’ve started, including “In Your Bag,” “On Your Desk,” and “On The Road.” Each photo page will be a gallery created with user submitted photos – and if you would like to submit an image to any of the three, simply send an e-mail with the name of the page you’d like to submit to in the subject line and send to email@example.com.
01/19/13 Update- This offer is currently closed – please watch for future offers for bloggers to review our products.
The 1st time I ran this post I didn’t fully realize the logistics of soliciting requests via the comment section. Results? Information compilation overload. Because I know how much you would like to try our products and how much we’d love for you to review them, we are going to try this again with a few guidelines and a form for submitting requests.
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Every single time I run a contest here on Rhodia Drive, I get choked up by your comments about how much you enjoy this blog, my writing and my art. I guess maybe it’s a little unusual for a commercial blog to be something different than “Buy! Buy! Buy Our Products!” and quite frankly, I’m not sure I’d even want that job, but I’m pleased as punch that you enjoy what I put together here on the Drive. Something I’ve recently discovered- a key element in leading a happy life, is to surround yourself with like-minded people. To build your own community, and I’d like to think that’s what we are doing here. In a day and age when no one really needs pencils and paper, it’s reassuring to know that there are a plethora of people that appreciate and spread the love when it comes to creating in such an organic way.
Much thanks to YOU for following along.