Finish Line Friday – 10 Days Left to Write Your Letter To The Troops

We hope you’re enjoying our National Handwriting Day promotion: Heroes Worth Writing For. National Handwriting Day is Sunday, January 23, but you have until January 31 to send us your letter to the troops to be entered to win prizes. See official rules here. National Handwriting Day is an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to a pen (like the Pentel EnerGel shown above) or pencil and a piece of paper. In this day of computers, more and more information, notes, and letters are sent back and forth via a keyboard and cyberspace. According to the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) website “The purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public to the importance of handwriting. According to WIMA, National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.”

Spirit of Wonder Wednesday – Operation Gratitude and Pentel Make A Great Team!

Operation Gratitude and Pentel have teamed up to promote our National Handwriting Day promotion: Heroes Worth Writing For. Yesterday, we started an outreach of that program on Facebook. Go to Operation Gratitude’s Facebook page and look for the post about the Heroes Worth Writing For promotion. Leave the comment “Pentel Sent Me” under that post and “like” Operation Gratitude and you have a chance to win a Pentel “Pen Pal” Prize Pack.

Monday Motivation – Do You Doodle? What the Location of Your Doodles Mean.

Location, location, location. We all know what that means for real estate but what does the location of your doodles say about you? We all like to doodle when stuck in a long 2-hour meeting or sitting at the coffee shop waiting for a friend who always runs late. You might not be aware of this, but phychologists believe that the LOCATION of your doodle on a piece of paper can tell a lot about what is going on inside your subconscious mind. Read on to see what the experts had to say...

Celebrity Crush

Celebrity Crush

It’s the second Friday of 2011, and the perfect time to announce a new Friday Feature on the Pentel Blog- Finish Line Friday. This is the day to tie up loose ends, get the affairs in order and get ready to enjoy the weekend. Aside from the startling news that the Zodiac has completely changed (so glad we don’t put birthstones in our Energels), all of Los Angeles is buzzing about this week’s Golden Globe awards.

Spirit Of Wonder Wednesday – Aquash Review by Pentel PEN-fessional Gabriel Reyes

I love carrying around small portable sketchbooks for sketching and doodling. Sometimes it’s a pain also trying to carry a set of markers or a watercolor set to color while on the go. I usually keep an eye out for such sets and not too long ago the Pentel Arts Aquash set caught my eye. After I kept talking about it Twitter and Facebook, Pentel of America was nice enough to send me a set to try out.

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