[Sold] Psychedelic Shrooms – hand-painted fountain pen


This is so groovy! Artist and graphic designer Carla Nel was given a prompt to paint a pen with psychedelic colours and magic mushrooms. Now it just so happens that Carla is a mushroom fanatic and has been collecting and drawing mushrooms for many years, so these ‘shrooms are not only beautiful, they are also anatomically correct! Her colours remind me of the ’70s when tie-dye T-shirts, peace signs, unisex platform boots, mini- midi- and maxi-dresses were so cool, and seriously long sideburns were as sexy as flared bellbottoms. I (Di) can still remember all these things; Carla is much younger and would have to google them!!!

The pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, drawn and painted by Carla Nel, then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. It has a bronze cap band and section ring, as well as a bronze logo medallion in the cap finial, and a hippie-orange grip section. And yes, there is a tiny shroom on the barrel finial.

One thing we must emphasise is that each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art. No-one else will ever own an identical pen.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.