Yearly Archives: 2022

How to get started with drawing anime

How to get started with drawing anime

Anime has come a long way since its origins in the early 60s in Japan. With blockbuster films, award-winning games and popular graphic novels, the anime style is now seen worldwide, with many picking up their pens to master the craft. Learn how to draw anime by following the tips…
Creative ways to budget plan

Creative ways to budget plan

Staying on top of your budget helps foster a healthy relationship with money. Through careful planning and regular tracking, you can make your finances go further, understand where and how you spend your money, and ultimately reach your saving goals. Thankfully, budgeting doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty…
When to use a pen grip

When to use a pen grip

Using a pen or pencil grip is an excellent way to help improve your pencil grasp and handwriting. Both adults and children can use pen grips. A pencil grip teaches the child how to correctly hold a pen and form neater letters in the early years. Adults may use a…
Things to label around the home

Things to label around the home

Maintaining an organised home is no easy task, especially if you’ve got little ones running around or when life gets in the way. Homemade labels are a great way to locate items, so you don’t waste hours searching through drawers and cupboards to find them. Sorting and labelling also keep…
Top travel destinations for stationery addicts

Top travel destinations for stationery addicts

Who says you can’t combine your love of stationery with your holiday? Whether exploring the history of paper or discovering the origins of contemporary calligraphy, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you pencil these destinations into your travel bucket list. The Pen Museum Located in the heart of the city’s…
A beginners guide to pen and ink drawing

A beginners guide to pen and ink drawing

Pen and ink art can be an affordable and efficient way to start drawing. The pens are easy to transport and, compared to other artist materials, the ink is relatively inexpensive. However, the permanence of ink drawing can strike fear in beginner artists. Luckily, The Pen Company is here to…
Handwriting tips for left-handed children

Handwriting tips for left-handed children

As many as 10% of the world’s population are left-handed, with many struggling with handwriting skills. As most handwriting practice is geared towards right-handed children, more practice is required at home if you have a left-handed child. Here are some tips to improve your child’s handwriting and boost their confidence…
7 fun and easy pencil topper ideas for kids

7 fun and easy pencil topper ideas for kids

Make writing and homework more interesting with these pencil topper craft ideas for kids. DIY pencil toppers are easy to make, with a range of materials to choose from. They also make fantastic party bag fillers and gifts. Spend a rainy afternoon getting your hands dirty with the little ones,…