Just a short blog post today to remind everyone that I publish a newsletter each month (on the first Tuesday). It is a summary of what I have done in the past month (I know that it is hard to keep up with all the daily posts!) and also the latest news about my SketchingNow online classes.
I have been putting it together for the last 18 months and although it is an extra thing for me to do each month, I really love the discipline of reviewing what I blogged about in the previous weeks and then looking ahead to the coming month. I do believe that it is a huge factor in how much I achieve in a year and the ‘first Tuesday’ deadline helps me get things done.
But really the biggest part about the newsletter is that it is the place that I offer special offers discounts to my subscribers. I share earlybird discounts when I release a new online class and I also give the first notification of my face to face workshops.
Looking ahead to 2016, I hope to offer more special treats in my newsletter and provide unique ‘behind-the-scenes’ content that I won’t be sharing on my blog.
Finally one of the other reasons I love doing a newsletter is that I feel like I am writing a more personal letter to all my subscribers and often get some lovely personal replies to it. (Note: Special thanks to anyone that sends me a personal note – you have no idea how much that means to me!)
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In other news… I am working on a special project for December (actually there might be a second ‘special project’ as well) and today I was doing a heap of photography. For some reason my beloved White Joy (Lamy Joy with a gold nib) wanted to do some modelling for me. I think it is a little hurt that I have been using my new Falcon lately and wanted me to take notice of it.
It is a really quirky pen – a very expensive nib in a very grotty plastic pen body – I call it “pen patina”. When we were in Singapore, Marc Holmes suggested that I needed to get a new body for my nib but I am attached to my much-loved grubby pen… what do you think?
a good wipe down will probably help a lot…but I think some of the staining is there long term now….
Ah! I don't have an alstar… I go for the lightest option available (hence plastic models)
Ah. I lost two of the black ones. Therefore the white!
Exactly. She won't be discarded. Glad you are back on the list. Hope everything is going well
or the neglect of maintaining it??? Ha ha – too busy using it to clean it!
Hi Joanne, Oh no! I hope the software isn't dropping people off!
you only get an email when I send the newsletter out which will be next tuesday.
BTW… One of the things on my to do list is to work out how to send an automated email so new subscribers know when to expect an email and include links to the last newsletter.
I read Carol's comment with interest, because it seems that I have been dropped from your newsletter list, also. I've checked my email several times today, and no sign (yet) of your latest newsletter.
Maybe it's been "virtually delayed" somehow. I'll keep checking, but if it doesn't come, I'll have to resubscribe also.
Just wondering if the software is randomly removing people from your list, people who otherwise want to remain. You may be losing others, also.
Perhaps all that is needed is a little wipe down with a damp micro fibre cloth. You can't just discard her!
PeggyB-"it shows that your've experienced life" No more truer work. I love my Lamy AllStar.
It's kind of like wrinkles and gray hair. . . it shows that you've experienced life!
grungy shows the love. keep it, of course
All good here – working hard and teaching lots, happy.
That's why I got a black one 😉
She's showing how well-loved she is – we all need to acknowledge the struggles in life. Hopefully when we show signs of wear and tear we won't be discarded. Somehow I stopped receiving the newsletter so I've just re-subscribed.
I'd keep the grotty pen body. It's been with you thru thick and thin. It has a history, a place in your art journey. You can replace the nib (more expensive than the pen body) but as long as it holds out, I'd keep it as it is. It's more than a pen, it's a pen buddy.
Yikes! I don't recall getting a newsletter although I did subscribe. I hope I haven't been dumped. That would be very annoying. I'll wait for next Tues. to make sure I'm still on the mail list before I resubscribe.
Could you send me an email please to [email protected]? We're the distributors of LAMY in Australia.
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