impulse purchase

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 …

purple

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 …

Visconti

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, …

dotted paper

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' …

pink!

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 …

new ink

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 …