This little microphone is something I use with my iPhone to record audio for my courses. You can use it for podcasting or even singing. FanRos Enhanced Lavalier Condenser Mic Lapel Clip-on Recording Microphone.
It’s very well designed, is lightweight and comes with a portable pouch. It also comes with an extra anti-pop filter. This filter gets rid of most of the background noise.
My tips for using: clip on about 6 inches below your chin for best results. Adjust the volume about half way on your phone or other mobile device to avoid distortion. Do a test first. A great piece of equipment for under $20. You can find it here.
These are some of the things I use in my daily writing, tools that inspire me and are luscious to use. Some of these links on this Resources page are affiliate links, which means if you choose to purchase what I recommend through my link, I will receive a small percentage from the vendor. This helps to support my work in the world, thank you. 🙂
I grew up in England. In penmanship class as a 10-year old I wanted very much to write with a fountain pen. However, your writing had to be excellent to be able to graduate from a pencil or ballpoint pen. Mine wasn’t at first, but with practice I got better and I was able to move to a fountain pen with turquoise ink. It’s still one of my favorite colors to write with.
I found this Pilot fountain pen at my local art supply store and I bought one in black, blue, turquoise and purple. They were $6 each. I’m now buying them as a set of 6 for much less – about $2 each. This pen is velvety to write with – it makes my writing better. You can sample any of these pens for yourself by clicking on the texts above the pictures.
A little note: the description from the company says “medium point”. I actually find them to be more of a fine point, very smooth and lovely to write with.
Pilot Varsity Disposable Fountain Pens, 7-Pack Pouch, Assorted Color Inks. These are fun to use. I also use them for droodling.
My Note: I noticed that some reviewers talk about the pens skipping. I live at 7,200 feet in the high desert of New Mexico and have not experienced anything but good flowing ink. I’ve been using the fine point. They are fine, so if you prefer a broader nib and ink flow try the medium. I’ve even been using the brown pen as my go-to pen as it’s got an antique look to it that I really like. For about $12 for the set you can’t go wrong. I hope like them!
My current favorite non-disposable fountain pen is the ultra sexy Parker Red Lacquer, Fountain Pen, Medium nib
It’s called the Sonnet and it’s super sweet in cherry red lacquer (also available in other colors and finishes) with a stainless steel and 18K gold nib. The Parker brand (since 1888) is the pen I used in school in England. The Quink ink is quick drying and comes in ink cartridges or bottles. This one is the medium nib which is not clunky or scratchy at all; it comes with black ink.
Hey there, traveler. This is a handcrafted genuine leather journal with refillable pages. In antique brown it measures 8.5 inches x 4.25 inches – large enough to write more than ten words per page but small enough to tuck away. The bundle includes the journal, leather-grip pen, clip for pen, plastic zipper case for money, credit cards, your phone; a card pocket, plus a notes sleeve of graph paper, plain paper and lined paper. All tidily held together in a black elastic band with toggles. You can see it all here.
60-page journal page refills can be found here
I also love to use these from Moleskin. They’re a good size, unlined, off-white creamy paper, and come in a pack of three: Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large, Plain, Black, Soft Cover (7.5 x 10)
Here’s the ruled version: Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large, Ruled, Black, Soft Cover (7.5 x 10)
Here’s the cranberry ruled version: Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Extra Large, Ruled, Cranberry Red, Soft Cover (7.5 x 10)
You can even decorate the covers with these gel pens. I used the white, it looks great on the matte black. There is also a metallic set of various colors. Oh boy, there’s even a dayglo set called Moonlight – 🙂 great on a black cover. The Sakura Gelly Roll are by far the best brand I’ve used; they’re smooth to write with and don’t skip. Have fun!