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
This whole fountain pen business reminds me at times about the DSLR camera: paper, pen, ink ... ISO, aperture, shutter speed. You can't change one without changing the others. Almost. When I started out, I found out about Clairefontaine paper and thought it was heavenly. After a while a pen pal in Germany sent me … Continue reading it’s a bit like photography
I'm not a fountain pen collector per se, in spite of the fact I have nine. Well ... eight -- one is on its way to France 🙂 All of them were bought for different reasons, such as colour, beauty, cuteness or brand. This has only been going on since June this year, and one … Continue reading expanding flock
My Parker Sonnet, which I love so much, is on its way to France (!) for ... repairs?! Last week, I noticed it was leaking. At first, I thought it was just me ... that I hadn't inserted the feed properly after flushing, or something like that. However, after several attempts and explorations, I noticed … Continue reading Sad Story
Came across this article in BBC News. It's been interesting to find out that fountain pens are still used in schools in, for example, Germany. Other countries too, I've learnt during my short 'journey'. Learnt from a German, fellow blogger, that kids use the Lamy brand there. I found this interesting since never during my … Continue reading good for self-esteem?
Pelikan release these limited editions of ink and fountain pens every year, in the series Edelstein (=gem stone). Last year's ... 2015 ... was Amethyst. I haven't been into this stuff for long, so I only found out recently. This year was Aquamarine, and I'm not too keen on that, but I fell hand over … Continue reading amethyst
Yesterday was kind of dreary, weather-wise. We decided to stay indoors. The light was pretty good, though. I dragged out the tripod and gave the nib shooting another go. I'm reasonably happy. It isn't like the ones I see in InstaGram, but they have macro lenses. I've asked a couple of them. The colours came out … Continue reading one more nib shot