Archive for the ‘Handwriting’ Category


Sunday Reads From Pens To Cursive


A few bits I ran across this past week…

Conklin Duragraph 1.1 mm stub

If you like what you see, the Duragraph is available at Amazon in blue, green and amber.


A Noodler’s Flex Pen Meets Gorgeous Ink


Ever wondered what you could do with a Noodler’s Standard Flex pen?

Noodler’s Standard Flex with Noodler’s Black Swan In Australian Roses.

Isn’t the ink pretty in a clear barrel?


Namiki Falcon And J. Herbin Meet Clairefontaine


A Namiki (Pilot) Falcon sporting a soft fine nib makes a lovely bridge between J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir and Clairefontaine French-Ruled paper. This isn’t calligraphy, but rather whimsical, swirly lettering that suits the way the nib likes to dance over the smooth surface of the paper. The ink provides proof that the pen and paper came together.

If you want the trio, Writer’s Bloc carries the pen, paper and ink. carries the pen and will modify it in amazing ways. John Mottishaw is their nibmeister and he may well be the best at his craft.

If you want to experiment with a flex nib but not tax your budget, Noodler’s makes fountain pens that will give you a sense of what it’s like to achieve thick and thin in the same stroke. Amazon offers the range in various colors though my clear Standard Flex is hard to beat when it comes to showing off ink to its best advantage.


So go have some flex fun filling lots and lots of pages, but don’t be surprised if it becomes an addiction. It’s a fat-free, guilt-free one and will even keep your hand out of the cookie jar while you doodle away. Cool, eh?


Links From Erasers To Pens To A WWII Dagger


No bad news in this lot of links…

Noodler’s Clear Standard Creaper Flex Pen with Noodler’s Apache Sunset Ink


Links From Roadkill To Satellites To A Flexi Pen


An odd mix of links overseen by a skeptical Macy…


J. Herbin 1670 “Caroube de Chypre”


Coming at the end of July…

Folded pens are available from John Neal Bookseller.


Sunday Links From Paper To Cursive To Butterflies


Temps are headed into triple digits so it’s a good day to lay low and take it slow…

Noodler’s Rachmaninoff from Luxury Brands USA lit by flashlight. The tile is white so the ink shared its pinky goodness in every direction. My kitchen is still recovering from the shock.

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