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A Variety of Links

10/05/2014

No pen, paper or ink, but some intriguing and entertaining bits nonetheless…

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Oopsie!

09/30/2014

Remember the J. Herbin Orange Indien giveaway that ended last week? Well, one of the winners failed to step up and claim his prize, so an alternate has been chosen via Random.org. Congratulations Gini Cooper! You have 48 hours to send your address to inkophile*at*gmail.com to claim your prize.

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Noodler’s, Clairefontaine And A Lamy

09/30/2014

They didn’t walk into a bar together, but they did join forces at my desk. Noodler’s Black, a Clairefontaine notebook and a Lamy AL-Star EF make a delightful trio that is suitable for use anywhere including that bar. Unlike my fancy, schmancy pens, $40 bottles of ink, and leather-bound journals, this set-up could get lost or destroyed and then easily replaced without busting my budget.

What makes these three tools so special? The Lamy may not be the most comfortable pen, but for the smooth nib, a little discomfort can be tolerated. Noodler’s Black makes every fountain pen a winner and gets my unqualified vote of confidence. Clairefontaine paper is good with any ink and available at a wide variety of retailers including Writers Bloc from whence mine came. Put the three together and this is what you get.

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Airmail Stationery Via Amazon

09/29/2014

Do you have a fondness for airmail stationery? That thin, crinkly, onion skin paper has cachet to spare and usually works beautifully with fountain pen ink. A few years ago there was scant supply in the U.S. and I counted myself lucky to have found a tiny quantity that I have hoarded ever since. Today I was delighted to discover several products at Amazon. Are you interested?

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It Was A Blue Sunday

09/28/2014

The images aren’t pretty, but the colors certainly are.

Fountain Pen Inks

 

 

Watercolors

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A Few Words And Choice Links

09/28/2014

So much time spent on reviews that gathering links got neglected, but there were a few worthy of mention. The most amusing bit has been the brouhaha over the ever condescending, fibmeister Neil Degrasse Tyson. Unless you are one of the science-for-the-masses crowd, his downfall won’t be of interest and even so, it probably won’t be of interest. However, Wikipedia has shamed itself over censoring remarks about him and deleting the news source that outed him. If nothing else, this episode is a good reminder to beware what you read on the web. It may or may not be complete or accurate since humans insist on being human. *sigh*

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Best Part Of My Day

09/25/2014

This baby contains eleven ink samples. Cool, but the lollipop made me laugh when nothing else did today. Thanks Zeller Writing Co.!

 

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