After dragging my feet for over a year, the Chesapeake Pen Co., website is finally live. It's live, such as is, because eventually you can't let perfect be the enemy of the good. It's live also because I don't know what I don't know. It's mostly live because in a few weeks, Chesapeake Pen Company will be featured in a segment on the INSP Network's "Handcrafted America" with the lovely Jill Wagner. Next week, Chesapeake Pen is being interviewed by our local newspaper, so there's another reason to go live even though the site needs work especially in the Gallery pages. With the exposure coming to us, having a place on the web is crucial. So here it is, in all it's coltish, clumsy glory: A place in the world (wide web)!
When I started turning my first "Slimline" pen years ago, I hadn't the faintest idea that one day my designs would receive global reach with the spectacular retailer UncommonGoods.com. Little did I know that I would have the blessing of appearing in the wonderful television show "Handcrafted America." I had no reason to suspect that I would soon be casting custom pen blanks and creating hand-built fountain pens.
What an adventure it has been!
I wonder where we go next?