Sketches and sketchbooks in the Archives of American Art

One of the earliest sketchbooks in the Archives of American Art is by Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) from his trip on the Rhine in 1849. Whittredge, a Cincinnati landscape painter, was traveling by boat to the Düsseldorf Academy, where he would... Read More

13/12/2006

Nib pens have valuable accessories

Long before the ballpoint pen and the fountain pen, letters were written by dip pens or nib pens. Early pens were simple. They were just a holder and a point. There was no ink reservoir. Geese or swan feathers were... Read More

13/12/2006

Moleskine Breakfast Routine

" My Moleskine is thus a thinking tool and way to keep my focus and advance my work (for pay and otherwise). It’s almost like a listener. If you’ve ever wished you had two of you, this is one way... Read More

13/12/2006