On Boxing Day [the day after Christmas], I was aimlessly browsing Amazon when this fountain pen appeared before me. It wasn't on my radar -- I'm not even sure it's a pen I would have been interested in normally. However, the picture and the price appealed to me, and I thought “What the heck?! I'll … Continue reading impulse purchase
Can't say I've had much luck with purple inks. Tried J. Herbin's Violette Pensée ... it just never dried, and I'm left handed. It looked stunningly beautiful while wet! When it eventually dried, some 30 minutes later, on Tomoé River paper, it turned more blue-ish. The example above is Diamine's Amazing Amethyst. I like the … Continue reading purple
I don't have a Visconti pen ... it's not a brand I feel myself drawn to. In fact, it's quite amazing how I, in only a few months, have already found my preferences when it comes to all this stuff in the fountain pen world ... brand of pens, paper, inks and so on. Now, … Continue reading Visconti
Got a notebook from Goulet with dotted Tomoé River paper. I've never used that before. Thought perhaps it would be good for practicing/improving my handwriting. After all ... that was one of the basic ideas I had when all this fountain pen stuff started. I just wanted to get a decent handwriting for 'daily use' … Continue reading dotted paper
I've bought my first, pink ink. This is really weird ... «me, getting a pink ink?!» Of all colours ... But here I am with a full bottle of Pelikan's colour of the year 2012; Edelstein Turmaline. I'd been eyeing it for some time -- knowing it's sold out everywhere else. I put it in … Continue reading pink!
Not only my three packs of ink cartridges, but also a Sheaffer Sagaris fountain pen arrived. The latter was unexpected. It was said to arrive Wednesday. I bought it basically because of the price (!). I paid $22. Thought it was cheaper because of the, perhaps less attractive colour, but the next minute I clicked … Continue reading new ink
I like the colour green, but I find it very iffy to get the 'right' green ... that I really love. So far I haven't -- not when it comes to inks at least. I have only two green. I bought the Pelikan P205 for the sole reason I wanted to be able to use … Continue reading the greens