Sunday, June 26, 2011

Generous Jo

One of the great things about the blogosphere, of course, is that we can virtually meet and get to know people who share our passions, however esoteric and obscure they may be (the passions, not the people).  Now I'm willing to bet there's a pretty small percentage of folks on the planet who even know what "dinky dips" are, let alone have figured out a way to make them more elegant and fun.  Enter the wonderful Jo Miller, calligrapher extraordinaire who recently surprised me with a gift of one of her ingenious creations.  "This holder is made from a piece of driftwood reclaimed from Lake Maurepas in southeast Louisiana," she says.  "It has a hand-rubbed finish which feels smooth as glass."  And, I might add, is so light that filling the dinky dip with ink probably doubles its weight.  Thank you, Jo!

Jo has made these available in her etsy shop, where she also has some darling ones made of reclaimed beadboard.  Dinky dips are a necessity for PPPs (Pointed Pen People)--so easy to see and control the amount of ink on the nib.  A wonderful gift for yourself or a calligraphy friend...and guaranteed to take your lettering up a notch!  At least that's what I'm hoping...


  1. Oh, wow. I've been thinking of doing a steampunk dinky dip holder (in dark cherry with Victorian brass hardware) but this is just as cool and doesn't require me to stop procrastinating or anything.

  2. Don't you love when that happens? But when you do stop procrastinating, sign me up for the steampunk version! My desk is looking classier all the time with a little help from my friends...

  3. It's a lovely Dinky Dip holder!! Jo should sell them at IAMPETH. I also like your pen holder and the green background. :)



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