Today my fountain pen arrived. I put it together (it has an ink cartridge, didn’t bother with the converter at this point), and started right away. Unfortunately, I chose just some copy paper, and the smudging was bad! Had to hold my hand in a really weird angle, which made half of my body all tense. It was awkward, and I was thinking it would take very long time before I’d become accustomed to it.
Now, tonight, I tried again, this time on yellow notebook paper. Wow! What a difference! It felt wonderful … especially when I could remember to not put as much pressure as I’m used to.
This is a Cross pen, the cheapest in their line-up, and has a medium nib. I deliberately chose medium, because I’ve never been a big fan on fine, even with regular pens.
Never thought I’d be able to produce a writing sample this early, but here it is. This pen and I will become great friends. It’s like a calming exercise … to write slowly — so nice to see my words come flowing out of the pen. I’m very pleased with my purchase.
(The yellow colour really came out weird in this picture!)