The Brushlettering World has a new colored fude pen! Tombow is releasing colored versions of the Fudenosuke, the moment I saw them being released I knew I had to compare them to the Zebra Funwari pens I had gotten a couple months ago. This video is a bit of an unboxing, first impression, comparison and forgetting how to talk properly when facing colored pens and trying to write their names.

Considerations when ordering your first non-off-the-rack pen holder. There are so many. Do I go and find a handmade pen or Etsy? Do I get one on Instagram? Do I go custom? How Custom do I go and how on earth do I choose a maker and design. Whether you already have a bunch of handmade pens or are looking to make your first purchase perfect – this post is here to give you some insight into how my process has changed as I have started to build my collection. I feel like I am now at a point where I know exactly what I want from my pens and what I want my process to be like. I know how to start a conversation and end up with a pen that brings me joy every time I lay eyes on it.
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I had the awesome opportunity to create a series of blog posts all about Calligraphy, Brushlettering and how to incorporate it into your life with some great photography products. This series was written for the photo printing service ifolor, which is where I do order all photography products, so collaborating with them was a lot of fun!

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Original Post in German Read Here

Also available in translated version, in English, French and Italian

It’s funny how I started my journey online because I was writing and now it’s the hardest thing for me to post. I began writing stories when I was barely twelve and I have been writing novels ever since. I’m twenty-four. I’ve literally been a writer longer than I have not. I started my first blog to share the short stories I wrote. I was very active in a german forum for young writers. I even was writer of the month once and got to go to Hamburg for two days and visit the Carlsen publishing house as a prize. I made my first online friends because I shared my stories online. And then I got into coding. Read More

I left Etsy about a year ago and I haven't looked back ever since. However, after leaving, setting up the new shop was no easy task, even though I am a web developer by trade and have set up quite a bit of WooCommerce shops during my day job. But – I had set out to write the full theme myself, even though I am not a Backend person and PHP and I do not get along to well, and also I didn't want to use any premium plugins (because I am greedy and obviously like to take more pride in my abilities than I sometimes should), did I manage to get all of my things set up how I wanted them without any premium plugins? Did I almost go crazy while tackling that? Was it oh so worth it in the end? Hell, yeah!
So let's look at how I did it.
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