It was not a large pen show, but perfect for a local, or someone who is a newbie like myself. I was very glad I got to meet Lisa and Brian Anderson of Anderson Pens. I have heard their podcasts, and have read great things about them. Lisa helped me pick out inks and Brian helped with our pen and paper purchases. I also picked up an amazing leather clutch case after asking for Lisa's opinion. I can't recommend Anderson Pens enough, as they really are wonderful.
As you can see, I picked up a lot of fun things! You may notice that there are also three sticks of sealing wax and a metal seal that is in the shape of a gear which reminded me of my Tim Holtz/steampunk gears. My husband came home and made me a box for my pens using an old tea box I had and this red lining we picked up at the fair. It turned out so nice and I love that he was able to recycle and reuse an old tea box.
Isn't it pretty? This is going to look great on my work desk and keeps my pens at my fingertips.
I am so glad that I have discovered this new hobby. I think it goes hand-in-hand with my card making hobby.
Tonight I will be loading up all my pens with my new inks, and can't wait to write some letters. I am having lots of fun writing letters to pen pals, too! Maybe I should turn off the TV more often?