Have a safe and Happy New Year everyone!
Many thanks for all of your feedback, comments and suggestions throughout the year.
The Creative Experiments Challenge at daisy yellow blog
How to Improve Your Writing Skills at Writing Forward
365 Quotes to Inspire You in 2014 at Inc.com
Wattpad at Quo Vadis Blog
Last Minute Art Journaling Thoughts at iHanna’s Blog
Our 2013 Doodle, Draw and Illustration Year in Review at Doodlers Anonymous
Fountain Pen Experts And Their Favorite Pens at An Inkophile’s Blog
Link Love: Top 10 List Roundup at The Well-Appointed Desk
Nearly never without a Rhodia at Pentamento
How to Buy A Pen That Will Last Forever at Pentorium
Top 10 of 2013 at A Penchant for Paper
Annual 2013 Top Ten List of Popular Reviews at Office Supply Geek
Rhodia Wirebound Business Notebook Review at Write to Me Often
Back to Journaling Basics at Writing Through Life
30 Ideas For Your 2014 Bucket List at Abundance Blog
Overcoming Writer’s Block at The Passive Voice
Review- Four J Herbin Fountain Pen Inks at Life Imitates Doodles
Seeing the Big Picture: When Paper is Better Than Digital at A Penchant for Paper
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer/Caran D’Ache Supracolor/Caran D’Ache Museum Aquarelle Comparison chart at Lung Sketching Scrolls
Pencil Paraphernalia and a Pretty Pencil Pin Pendant at Bleistift
Prophetic Name For a Stationery Store: “Horder’s” at Contrapuntalism
More Pencil Sculptures at Pencil Revolution
Make Your Own Leather Notebook Cover at Notebook Stories
Journaling Exercise: Your Journaling Habit at Kaizen Journaling
Ink Sample Scribbles at Gourmet Pens
Breathing new life into an old bullet pencil at Woodclinched
Image above courtesy of panpan904 on Instagram
What’s the difference between a Signo and a Signo Bit? at The Well-Appointed Desk
13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task at Under 30 CEO
Einstein’s Demands at Lists of Note
Ink containers in pencil at Drawing With a Squirrel
Organize Tasks by Effort to Budget Time Better at Lifehacker
Art Journal Every Day: A New Junque Journal at Balzer Designs Handmade Art
Scheduling free time at Quo Vadis Blog
Now Might Be The Time To Try A Calligraphy Nib at Inkophile
How Do You Raise Creative Kids? at Art Therapy Reflections
Masking tape book at Mescrap Studio
7 “Rituals” for Spring Renewal at Psychology Today
Hobo Signs and Traveling at Pencil Revolution
I Get Email: The Roll-kuli by Rotring at The Pen Addict
I Am Thinking Ahead to Summer at Claudia McGill and Her Art World
Journal Writing: Get Uncomfortable to Expand Your Comfort Zone at Create Write Now
Nite Ize Inka Pen Review at Office Supply Geek
Eberhard Faber Factory in New York, 1903 at Contrapuntilism
Cut + Paste Therapy at Daisy Yellow
Old Art Journals Rediscovered: Palimpsest Journal at A Penchant for Paper
Ink Review: Noodler’s Bulletproof Black at Pentorium
Sula Jane and Earl Leather Pen Cases at Ink Nouveau
Image courtesy of retnoir – Rhodia spotted at the University of Melbourne
Here on Rhodia Drive, we maintain a blogroll consisting of sites dedicated to paper, pens, pencils, ink, art, art journaling, and writing. It’s about that time of year when I check to make sure all of the current links are still functional and also when I start looking for cool new links.
If you have or know of an awesome blog you think we should consider adding to our blogroll, leave the link down in the comment section and I will be happy to take a look. I can’t guarantee we will be able to use each and every submission, but please know that we are always looking for relevant sites with quality content. Reciprocal linkage is always appreciated.
Oh, and please let me know if you regularly peruse our existing blogroll links.
This would be Petunia, as drawn by Trillium – one of the members of our Rhodia Journal Swap. The swap consists of 12 members all over the US creating content in a Rhodia Webnotebook and then mailing the books once a month to the next person in the swap.
The members are posting images of their progress on a group Tumblr blog which can be viewed here.
We are considering implementing a second swap this fall and are looking for ideas for a new exchange. One I have been kicking around would have several groups of two creating content in one half of a 48 page 6×8″ side stapled cahier style book.
Any other suggestions? Would you be interested in participating in such a swap?
How to Play and Pretend Your Way to Breakthrough Writing Ideas at Writing Forward
Viarco soft carbon pencils at Pencil Talk
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived at The Oatmeal
Eversharp Dollar Mechanical Pencil Review at Dave’s Mechanical Pencils
Mobile Library of Artists’ Sketchbooks Rolls Into Echo Park at laist.com (Check out my sketchbook – I’m in this!)
How to Shade Pencil Drawings By Miranda Aschenbrenner at Art Instruction Blog
Bookmark Doodles at Doodlers Anonymous
Do Typos Matter? at Inc.com
The Perfection of the Paper Clip at Slate.com
Mustang Sally at Sharpie Blog
The Legend of the Blackwing at JetPens Blog
Koh-I-Noor Rapidosketch at Drawing with a Squirrel
FP101- Storing Fountain Pens at Ink Nouveau
May Carnival of Pen Pencil and Paper at Whatever
Planned Discoveries for Creative Kids at daisy yellow
Midori Brass Bullet Pencil Holder Review at The Pen Addict
Developing a Daily Writing Habit at A Penchant for Paper
Ice Cream As Private Property at Amateur Economist
Is the Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil really perfect? at The Well-Appointed Desk
Faber Castell TK-Fine Vario L 0.3/0.35 mm Mechanical Pencil at Lung Sketching Scrolls
A Fashion Designer’s Notebooks at Notebook Stories
Open Secret: The Ghost Town of New York City at WebUrbanist
A Weeks Worth of Journaling Prompts: Breaking Through to the Other Side at Writing Through Life
72 of the Best Success Quotes at Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online
Indelible Pencil Comparison, Short Version. at Pencil Revolution
A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: The Importance of Little Things at Writing Through Life
Image courtesy of Archerfior Art
7 Ways to Turn Your Journal from Whiny to Empowering at Kaizen Journaling
Julie’s Gadget Diary 04-18-12 at The Gadgeteer
12 Ways to Attack Any Challenge at Inc.
Up and Down at Flickr Blog
Courage and Creating at Creativity for Life
7 Tips For Increasing Your Writing Productivity at Business 2 Community
20 Ways to Kill Your Writer’s Block Forever at Lifehack
Getting messy at nordljus
Travel Week: Flying With Fountain Pens (and other options) at The Well-Appointed Desk
What exactly happens when you send a letter to the L.W.A. P.O. Box at Missive Maven
Altered Book: Things I Collect at Daisy Yellow
graphite archive at La Vie Graphite
We’ve got 12 people from all over the US writing, drawing, and creating collages dedicated to their “Favorite Things” in our first ever Rhodia Journal Swap. The dozen members of this project are all working in large Rhodia dotWebbies and are documenting their creations on the group Tumblr blog that we set up for the swappers. Each person is working on several pages in each book before sending it on to the next person. 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
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
Last call! Interested in participating? Read on, then fill out the form below by tomorrow Jan 18th. We’d love if you would share this opportunity with your friends! Questions? Please submit via comments. Continue Readering »
It’s here! Time to roll our our first ever Rhodia Journal Swap: “Favorite Things.” Interested in participating? Read on, then please fill out the form below by Jan 18th. We’d love if you would share this opportunity with your friends! Questions? Please submit via comments. Continue Readering »
I am putting together the final details surrounding the 2012 Rhodia Journal Swap and expect to start searching for our 12 participants sometime next week. If you haven’t heard about the swap, we are going to be providing 12 large dotWebbie journals to a dozen creative people to utilize for a few weeks at a time, who will then mail the book on to the next person, and so on, until it reaches the last person who in turn, mails it back to the person who started that book.
The dozen participants will be sharing their creativity via a group Tumblr Blog for us all to see.
You do not have to be an “artist” or a “writer” to participate, You should however, be creative and willing to share. This swap will be open to US residents age 18 or older. An international swap may happen at a later date.
More details, including the *Theme* of the swap, to be announced soon!
I am currently participating in two different sketchbook exchange projects and it got me to thinking about starting a similar “journal swap” project. 12 people, each provided a large dotWebbie, would fill a specified amount of pages in the journal then mail it to the next person on the list. A theme would be chosen for the project and the participants could fill their pages however they choose – random thoughts, poems, art, collage… Along the way, the participants will scan/snap/upload project photos to a group Tumblr blog for all to see. After each book has cycled through the hands of all the participants, the book you started is returned to you – now filled with all kind of interesting stuff!
Is this something you might be interested in participating in?
I will post the specifics for participation after the new year.
Ideas for Creative Writing Projects and Practices at Writing Forward
“Woodlands” Journal at Ingrid Dijkers
Overdue Webbie Review at Rori Rants
Franklin-Christoph Penvelope 6 at Whatever
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen Hard Tip Review at The Pen Addict (One of my fav’s for drawing!)
November Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper at Journaling Arts
De-ice with Rubbing Alcohol at Cool Tools
A clean desk encourages letter writing at The Missive Maven
Spirals get Bound at Quo Vadis Blog
Does Grammar and Punctuation Matter in Journals? at Journal Addict
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Black Orange at Monochrome
1946 Silver Pearl Vacumatic Major at Fountain Pen Restoration
21 Secrets 2012 by Dion Dior
Vintage Vintage Leather Black Writing Case, Stationery and Correspondence Holder pictured above available in Inklinks Etsy Shop.
I hope you all have a wonderfully inspired weekend. Here are a plethora of links to get your creative juices flowing.
Writing Tips for Crafting Compelling Sentences at Writing Forward
Five Hundred and Fifty Five at Judy Wise
Journaling is fun…right? at Journaling Journeys
Top 10 of 2010 at A Penchant for Paper
Inked Swirls at Daisy Yellow
Catching up with my heartbeat at Original Bliss
Link Love: Creative Blogs (New to me II) at iHanna
Cream of Broccoli Soup with Bacon and Cheddar at A Thousand Soups
Paying Attention at The Happy Painter
Review: Post-It Flag Pen at The Pen Addict
Four pencil and paper-clip ‘bugs’ at What I Made
From the Mailbox: Testing Pencils at Pencil Revolution
Rubber Stamps: Typewriters, Ephemera, Etc. at Strikethru
I can’t stop buying (or mixing) ink! at Paper and Hand
Custom Nibs and Expectations at An Inkophile’s Blog
Beautiful Abandoned NYC Subway Station at Web Urbanist
10 Uses for Spare Notebooks at Notebook Stories
Chop Chop I Have my Own Chop at Whatever
Getting the most ink into your fountain pen at Ink Nouveau
Graffiti Art at mescrap studio
Rhodia Reverse Book at Pocket Blonde
New Pens and Inks at Drawing with a Squirrel