Archive for the ‘Fountain Pens’ Category

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A Few Links For Sunday Treats

06/29/2014

A few tidbits for your Sunday of leisure…

Labradoodle. What a face!

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A Little Flex Writing On Clairefontaine Paper

06/28/2014

Visiting a couple of old friends over the weekend, a Canadian Waterman’s 301 Ideal 2A flex nib and Waterman Blue-Black ink, was an excellent reminder that the latest and greatest aren’t necessarily better than my earliest discoveries. My Clairefontaine notebook was impressed with the results as well.

My post on how to take advantage of a Clairefontaine notebook.

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Fountain Pens And The Long, Hot Summer

06/22/2014

My fountain pens have grown annoyed with me. They get filled with colorful inks and then languish in the summer heat for lack of use. Even after winnowing the abused few to only five or six, they get far too little playtime to remain content. In fact since acquiring a laptop, and more recently finding my enthusiasm for writing in a journal on the wane, fountain pens do not get their due.

To shake things up over the summer, I’ve dedicated a lined, Clairefontaine notebook to exercising fountain pens. Nothing special save filling pages with alphabets and nonsense though I intend to explore styles of calligraphy as the days progress. Italics and flexible nibs will get the most time in hand since they need extra practice. First up is a Namiki Falcon SF with Diamine Teal. The Waterman pens are sure to follow.

Do you change your routine during summer beyond modifying your ink wardrobe? How do you keep things fresh in the sweltering heat?

Note: The stone is from the River Jordan and quite accustomed to summer heat. In fact it remains cool no matter what goes on around it. Food for thought.

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Links For Pen People And Writers

06/22/2014

Inks, paper, pens, and writing…

Favorite photo of the week:

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Can A Pen Be Too Fine And Other Links

06/15/2014

For your reading pleasure…

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A Dozen Links For You Kids

06/08/2014

Variety and then some…

A different idea for your journal:

 

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More Of Those Eclectic Links

06/01/2014

It was a very weird week, but I did find some good stuff to share…

Flashmob Extraordinaire!

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