Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

I know this is not the way we imagined spending Mother's Day this year, and this might be a sensitive time for some. We hope everyone is doing well and healthy. As a small business we have been working hard with a limited staff in our warehouse, and customer service has been working from home. We’ve been doing our best, and are very appreciative of all the business and support we have been receiving.

This pandemic, however, has not stopped the pen world and the releases for this spring. There’s a lot of new pens featuring pastels and bright, lovely colors that remind me of my own mom.

There are a lot of great options for mom’s this year, and down below we will feature a selection of pens, ink, and paper we think your mom will love. I think this would be an excellent way to show your love to your pen-fanatic moms! Or if your mom has expressed interest in pens, this is a great way to introduce her to the pen community! Definitely a fun, personal, and thoughtful gift.

Don’t forget if you sign up for our newsletter (featured at the bottom of our website on the main page) you can get an extra $5.00 off. We are also giving a red or pink Yak leather pen case with any order over $100 featuring white, pink, red, or purple pens and inks. Please also take into consideration that with current events there may be some shipping delays. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We hope to see you in store soon! Please check out our Instagram (we do contests!), Facebook, and Youtube page! And if you feel inclined to, another great way to support us, is by leaving us a review on Google! Thank you for the continued support.
1. Waterman Riviera Series ($94.00 - $120.00)

2. Sailor Fairytale Series ($96.00 - $180.00.)

3. Parker Jotter Pastel ($13.00 - $16.50)

4. Lamy Candy Series or pastel? ($16.00 - $29.60)

5. Aurora Ipsilon Seasons - Spring Primavera & Summer Estate ($79.20 - $120.00)

6. Montblanc Marilyn Monroe ($750.00 - $830.00)

7. Taccia Lipstick Ink ($12.00)

8. Bungubox Mother Pink ($50.40)

9. Monteverde sweet life ink set ($72.00)

10. Oberon Journals ($76.00)

11. Write Amethyst  ($12.00)

12. Waterman Allure ($19-$24)

13. Montblanc Bonheur Weekend ($560 - $830). Get it now.

Visit penboutique.com to find more other interesting gifts and attractive offers everyday.

Take Care!

- Amber J.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Taccia Historical Inks & its Importance

Ukiyo-e is a style of Japanese art that was popular from the 17th century through the 19th century. This style of art consisted mostly of kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, landscapes, floral paintings, historical scenes, folk tales, and more. This was done through woodblock prints and paintings.

Taccia released its first line of inks in 2018, which featured 13 simple primary colors, and they also released their Lipstick line recently, too. The Ukiyo-e series comes in two sets, each featuring four different colors. The Hokusai series is based on the landscape paintings from the artist Hokusai. The other series is based on the artist Sharaku who is famous for his portrait paintings.

Hokusai inks: Benitsuchi, Koiai, Saibimidori, and Fukakihanada

Benitsuchi, which translates to “Red Soil”, is inspired by the red soil of Mt. Fuji in Hokusai’s painting "Fine Wind, Clear Morning". This color is a rich red with orange undertones.

Kauai, which translates to “Dark Blue”, is inspired by the dark blues in his famous painting "The Great Wave off Kanagawa". This color is a dark indigo shade, which could be a useful blue-black.

Saibimidori, which translates to “Rust Green”, is inspired by the greens in his painting "Barrier Town on the Sumida River". This is a dark green with blue undertones, creating what would be like a dark turquoise. 

Fukakihanada, which translates to something like “It’s a deep flower”, is inspired by the light blues in his painting "Kajikazawa in Kai". This is a lighter blue with dark blue undertones. 

Sharaku inks: Kurocha, Akasakura, Koiame, and Natane

Kurocha, which translates to “black tea”, is inspired by Sharaku’s painting Ōtani Oniji III”. This is deep chocolate or coffee colored ink. 

Akasakura, which translates to “red cherry tree”, is inspired by his painting of "Chikawa Omezo". This is lovely cherry blossom red. 

Koiame, which is dark-yellow brown, is inspired by his painting of "Ichikawa Ebizo IV". This reminds me of a more subtle burnt orange. 

Natane, which translates to “rapeseed”, is inspired by his painting of "Segawa Kikunojo III". This is a bright yellow mustard color. 

Each of these inks come in a beautiful box that represent each artwork it is inspired from, and come in a 40ml glass bottle. I personally love Japanese art, and I think this line of ink is gorgeous and represents the art work well. Depending on the nib size you’re using, and the type of paper you’re using, there are definitely a variety of shades that could be brought out from each ink.

Content Writing By: Amber J
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