Posts Tagged ‘Black n’ Red Notebook’

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You Deserve Something Special

12/14/2018

Several weeks ago, I was wearing a sad face over the passing of Roy Clark, musician extraordinaire, and decided to write some thoughts in a Black n’ Red notebook. Not expecting to jot down more than a sentence or two, I still needed to select an ink and pen.

The aqua Nemosine Singularity with an italic nib caught my eye as did a bottle of Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare. It wasn’t so much the color as the anticipated performance in the notebook that dictated the pairing. Though something short of genius, it was still a very satisfying minute that extended into several while I filled a page and a half with notes about music, musicians, and the music industry. It did cheer me though aqua ink and an italic nib have been known to produce that effect even on a good day.

And that begs a question. Is there an ink and pen duo that can bring you out of a funk? Perhaps that is what a pen gives back for the care we take of it. We give it a long and healthy life and it gives us a little joy.

What say you? Do any of your pens or inks have such an influence over you? If not, then may I suggest presenting yourself this holiday season with the gift of a fab pen and a bottle of luscious ink. Don’t neglect yourself. You deserve something special just as much as your friends and family do.

 

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When Matchy-Matchy Looks Fantastic

11/25/2013

“Fantastic” isn’t one of my usual adjectives though the ninth Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, made it sound perfect for anything that ought to be fun/exciting/challenging/dangerous. When he said it with that enormous grin, no telling what would happen next.

What does that have to do with matchy-matchy? Faustine Vaughn (@FaustineK on Twitter) posted images that show how perfect Black n’ Red notebooks look with a red Lami Safari. Those red spiral rings are just the thing to pair with the colorful barrel and that neutral white paper has yet to meet a fountain pen ink it didn’t like.

In a word? Fantastic!

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