Inks And Pens For December 2016


The flowers from a watercolor video prompted my December ink rotation and prove that inspiration can be found anywhere. The colors might suggest summer, but they are making me happy today. And that is what counts.

Diamine Eau de Nile, Sailor Tokiwa-matsu, Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun, Diamine Violet, Diamine Tyrian Purple, Noodler’s Black Swan in English Roses, J. Herbin Terre de Feu, Diamine Vermilion, and Stipula Calamo Sapphron. The pens include a Pelikan M215, Platinum #3776 music nib, Platinum Century Nice, TWSBI 580, Pilot Metropolitan, Platinum Plaisir and a Noodler’s 1820 Essex.

Watercolor video by Andrew Geeson.

Here are some of these items at Amazon.

Platinum #3776 Century MU: http://amzn.to/2dKtK2y
Pelikan M215 Med: http://amzn.to/2dSUInO
Pilot Black Metro Med: http://amzn.to/2cl4gat
J Herbin Terre de Feu: http://amzn.to/2dKww7M
R&K alt-goldgrun: http://amzn.to/2dKyxRt
Sailor Tokiwa-matsu: http://amzn.to/2eb7vnb
Stipula Calamo Sapphron: http://amzn.to/2gKnuas
Diamine Eau de Nile: http://amzn.to/2gHTOwV


  1. The best pens and inks are the ones that make you happy. Glad yours are doing that today!

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    • Thank you. In this lot, two or three of them always work well. The others need the right ink for best performance and I am still learning which combinations are superior. Which pens and inks do it for you?

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      • I love my Pilot MRs and my TWSBI Eco. I have a handful of Noodlers and Diamine inks, but I’m still learning the differences between the inks and how they work differently in different pens.

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        • That’s all part of the adventure of using fountain pens. In my experience, every ink finds a mate eventually though some are rather fickle and switch partners easily. 😉

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          • Yes, I have some pens that just seem “right” with a certain ink. My turquoise MR feels best to me with turquoise ink (Noodler’s Turquoise or Diamond Marine). But my Lamy Safari is happy with most inks I put in it.

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  4. Pen and their Inks always make us sooo happy in childhood when we start writing with a new Pen. Really, still today always I feel very good when I buy a new branded Pen and at last when I found the Ink of the Pen is really awesome, it makes me feel more special and more Happy.

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    • New pen + new ink = happiness 😀

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  5. So pretty! I think I just drooled on my keyboard 😉


    • Oopsie!


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