Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Reyes’

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Inks And A Monster-Fighting Kitten

05/19/2019

Life Imitates Doodles has had problems with WordPress. Disappointing to see but no surprise given my experiences. For your amusement, an intrepid kitten battles a mechanical monster but does it win?

Best cat toy ever!

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My Bent Nib Fountain Pen Has Taken A Hike

01/27/2019

Phooey. Apparently one of my bent nib fude* pens has run away from home. Most assuredly this was an unauthorized departure although I suppose it could be in hiding in the jumble that passes for my office. Not that it is likely to find its way to you, but should it make the trek, please tell it to go home. It might not be my ideal mate, but we did have fun together and there could be many more adventures to come. However, it has to return to make that happen.

Duke Guan Yu Calligraphy Fountain Pen

Just in case the truant does not decide to come home, I looked for possible replacements at Amazon and was surprised to find several. The length of the nib tip varies, but there are a few models to consider for less than $30.

  • The Duke 551 Confucius is similar to my Guan Yu model. Both are metal and quite heavy but attractive enough to start conversations while doodling at a local cafe.
  • Sailor offers an inexpensive model with either a high angle or a low angle nib and a long barrel so it can be held like a paintbrush. It does not come with a converter.
  • For a more traditional-looking pen, Sailor offers a Profit with a fude nib. It is a high angle model with no converter.

A long fude tip like mine is better at drawing than writing. The shorter tip is easier to control but produces less dramatic lines. Leigh Reyes wrote about this nib several years ago. Her post would be a great place to start if the fude intrigues you. It certainly enabled me!

*From Wikipedia fude (foo day) means sequences of letters or drawings that you write or draw without removing your pen off the paper.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_counter_word

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Sunday Reads: Pen Gear And Frolicking Felines

07/15/2018

The past week was insane and it wasn’t just the craziness the media covers. Spending time reading about pens and such was a most welcome distraction.

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Sunday Reads: Pens, Scones And Doxies

11/05/2017

Google Chrome has been fighting me for months with arbitrary actions, freezes and excruciating slowness. Does any browser really work better? It just unceremoniously dumped my post and closed the tab. Retrieving it produced only a blank page. Hrumph! Here is what I can remember.

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Sunday Reads: Coffee, Ebonite, And Vinyls

07/02/2017

Pressing records again? New ebonite pens? Bedding made from coffee grounds? What’ll they think of next!

Waterman’s 54 with Pink Nib

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Sunday Reads: Ink, Guides and Games

06/11/2017

Busy week for me. Slow week for links…

Ink Rotation from the Summer of 2010

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Sunday Reads: Charity Auction, A Pilot Kakuno, Game of Thrones Pens

05/28/2017

Did you know Captain Kirk used to show horses? I saw him once and he was very good. He is a man of many talents and earns high marks for putting together a silent charity auction of entertainment memorabilia. Perhaps an item or two will interest you…

The Pilot Kakuno has a delightful expression, perfect to brighten any day.

 

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