Posts Tagged ‘calligraphy’

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Dogs, And Watermelon

06/10/2018

Pen and ink links with a few others just for fun…

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Sunday Reads: Dogs, Snow and Pen Stuff

01/07/2018

Having introduced a couple of dogs to the wonders of snow, the Dogs in Snow video proved delightfully true though my kids never tried the two-legged march. Of the two, a Shih Tzu and a mini dachshund, the former was thrilled with the foot-deep drifts of the stuff while the latter was shocked and intimidated. The Shih Tzu, a lapdog, had chutzpah while the doxie, a ratter, was a wuss. Go figure.

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Calligraphy, And Downton Abbey

12/03/2017

Ever wondered what is the difference between High Tea and Afternoon Tea? Downton Abbey Cooks has the details.

When it comes to frankenpens, vintage super flex with a converter sounds right for me. What combination of old and modern features would you cobble together?

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Sunday Reads From Pens To Cellphones To Veggies?

12/04/2016

Total cuteness at the first link. Total yum at the last one…

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A Noodler’s Flex Pen Meets Gorgeous Ink

07/22/2016

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?

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Namiki Falcon And J. Herbin Meet Clairefontaine

07/19/2016

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. Nibs.com 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?

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J. Herbin 1670 “Caroube de Chypre”

06/23/2016

Coming at the end of July…

Folded pens are available from John Neal Bookseller.

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