Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Let's celebrate Fountain Pen Day!

Fountain Pen Day is held every first Friday in November to promote the use of this well-loved fine writing instrument. Started by Cary Yeager several years ago in the US, Fountain Pen Day will be observed in different countries around the world this weekend. This is the first time to celebrate it in the Philippines!

An art exhibition by Fountain Pen Enthusiasts shall be displayed from Nov. 6 to 8. This features works by members of Fountain Pen Network-Philippines and Urban Sketchers Philippines and is situated at the ground floor of SM Aura Premiere between Starbucks and Uniqlo. Along with the Art Exhibition, fantastic discounts await pen buyers on site.

With the participation of Fountain Pen Network-Philippines, and our sponsors: Lamy, Parker, Scribe, and Sheaffer, visitors also will have the chance to win exciting prizes via online contests, weekend raffle draws, and have fun at the Sketch and Pen Meet Up on Saturday, Nov. 8 starting from 1:00 pm onwards.

Here are some sketches made by Urban Sketchers-Philippines members using fountain pens.

After October's sunset sketchwalk, Carlo Martinez headed to a resto-bar and sketched his beer bottle using a Baoer fountain pen and a waterbrush.

Janeil Arlegui's first time to use fountain pens for sketching was done using Lamy fountain pens and permanent Sailor ink so he could add watercolors.

Lauren Villarama used Waterman blue-black ink in her Rotring Esprit to do this sketch.

Man Marbella did this sketch during the Escolta sketchwalk.

Manuel Jiongco used a Sailor Fude in his Harbour Square sketches.

The Urban Sketchers will be participating in the celebration of Fountain Pen Day! We'll be having a sketch session on November 8, 1pm onwards at SM Aura. Come and sketch with us! 

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