Leonardo Dresses Up In Shell Pink


My Leonardo Calligraphy fountain pen has made do with black ink in the past but last night got the call to dress up in pink. You could say it protested the indignation mightily by being very reluctant to fill its converter. Eventually Private Reserve Shell Pink persuaded it to go for a test run and just look how it turned out.

Leonardo Calligraphy pen with Private Reserve Shell Pink ink

The nib is very smooth and tilted correctly produces a line that is a little more than 1.1 mm wide.

Leonardo Calligraphy Nib

What is really surprising is how smooth the swatches are at the bottom of the sample page. Those were not produced with a swab though they appear to be so created. Those were achieved with the pen and that is nothing short of amazing. Certainly the ink aided this result and the Apica 6A10 paper produced just the right surface for the duo. There is that to credit, but nevertheless, it’s a terrific performance.

One of these days I’ll discover the best use for Leonardo and his pink pal, but for now, I’m going to admire what these mates can do.

Yes, I can be amused awfully easily. 😛



  1. I am also easily amused!! love your doodles here. I think Apica 6A10 is the little black dress of notebooks. It’s perfect for every occasion, goes with everything, and always looks great. =)


    • Thanks. Doodles make any day cheerier.

      Did you know that the Levenger Notabilia cover fits the 6A10? Perhaps other composition book covers would as well but I haven’t researched that yet.


      • ooh! how did you know that I was wishing that I could find a nice cover that fits the 6A10 perfectly? Seriously, how did you know that??? lol. I just checked it out. It’s lovely. Thank you for the recommendation. Renaissance Art makes a composition book cover also, and I was curious whether that might fit as well. By the way, I’ve really been wanting to try one of these calligraphy pens. I’m going to have to look into it.


        • A cover just suits the Apica and I haven’t written about the Notabilia for ages so I thought you might not now about it. From time to time they turn up on eBay in other colors. I have one in sage and one in maroon from Levenger’s earlier collections. I owned a Notabilia long before the Apica journal took over my daily needs and I was delighted to discover they fit each other well enough to accompany me on the occasional excursion.

          Renaissance Art makes some excellent products though check the measurements for fit. There might be other binders in the 10″ x 7″ size but the opening for the Apica cover is what really counts. If it slides in easily and is thick enough for the 100 pages (about 0.5″), it’s a keeper.


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