Archive for the ‘Watercolor’ Category


A Few Links From Coffee To Ink


Always an enabler, but Leigh outdid herself this time…

You gave me a bath. Now let me go to sleep already!


Sunday Links And A Very Cool Camera


Again Firefox failed to save a session and my original cache of links disappeared. Luckily, I was able to remember enough to warrant a post…

Cool camera!



Sunday Links And A Laugh Or Two


This was not a fountain pen week though the Nemosine Singularity 0.8 with Diamine Marine Green and the TWSBI 580 1.1 with Diamine Violet were lovely for journal use. Watercolors took over my limited free time delivering an enjoyable break from the demands of real life. Not much online browsing, but there were a few links worth sharing and even some laughs from the first one.

Sometimes taking the dog out early has its rewards. I want that blue in an ink!

Morning Moon


Sunday Links From Pens To Watercolors Plus A Book


I do love a worthwhile petition…

Wednesday will be a big day here when Tessa’s first book becomes available at Amazon.


Playing With Ink


Some folks play with their food. Not me. I’d rather play with ink and paint.


Platinum Pen from Luxury Brands USA. Kuretake Waterbrush and Midori Traveler’s Notebook from Jet Pens.


Putting Old Junk To Good Use


It took some trial and error, but several old cases and notebook covers are now fitted with new journals.  Some of the paper will take a light wash of watercolor so those notebooks will see double duty.

Leather Checkbook Cover

This leather checkbook cover must be at least thirty years old and hasn’t seen anything but the inside of a drawer for at least twenty of those years. Now it has a notebook all its own.

Passport Case

The passport case worked with a number of journals including those pictured from Rhodia, Exacompta and paper-oh though using Midori inserts transforms it into a Fauxdori. Midori bands hold the journals in place and keep it closed. The lock charm adds a whimsical touch as it floats across the equator.

Leather Diary Cover

This well-used notebook contained a diary from 1986 and a blank pad on the left. The leather still feels soft and inviting, but even more so now with a Rhodia pad and Canson art paper.

Shaver Case

This case was from my son’s first Braun shaver. I think concealing a journal is a much better use for it.

Travel Clock Case

This case is so tiny, it can fit anywhere. Discovering a similarly sized pad with paper that makes nice with fountain pen ink was a stoke of luck.

Not every journal needs a protective cover. Decorate a plain exterior with with washi tape (addiction warning), scrapbook paper, or decopatch. That will strengthen the cover as well as make it more attractive.

Whether it’s called recycling or re-purposing, matching old junk with fountain pen friendly paper creates new tools and makes each item useful again. No slackers in this lot now.

Platinum pens courtesy of Luxury Brands USA. Rhodia, Clairefontaine and Exacompta notebooks courtesy of Exaclair. Paper-oh courtesy of Fine folks all.


A Few Links Plus A Very Cute Fuzzy


The idea of a micronation is intriguing. Penandinkdom, anyone?

“Since high school, too, I have written only with fountain pens. Buying new pens and trying out new inks are among the little joys of life that contribute as much — and sometimes more — to one’s happiness than the “big” things.”   Dennis Prager


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