ahhh the perfect nib--it's such a wonderful feeling as it paints its way across the page of one's journal or in a letter to a friend. The ballpoint industry should carry a certain weight of shame for having retired the artistry of the ink nib for the banality of ballpoints. The fountain pen still thrives on today; but sadly only amongst a certain group of poshies. Back in the day, fountain pens & inkwells were common to children growing up in school whether rich & poor.
dipping pen and ink with seal: This represents Gary Bott as happy that some1 other than CBP has gone to market providing a collaborative community-social media-ecommerce site for artists. If its good enough for the gay community - pixels.com, then its good enough for the faith-based community at CBP. Remind anyone of CBP-Visual Arts? Dave, pls. confirm.