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Pink Ink And The Hummingbird


It’s that time of year when the Anna’s Hummingbirds appear outside my kitchen window. My friend from previous years has yet to appear but a vividly colored cock checked out my camellia tree a few minutes ago. His jewel tones are stunning and have inspired me to find inks that mimic his brilliant head feathers.

Click the image to see the variety of colors a mature Anna’s can sport.

Anna's Hummingbird at Rest

Anna’s Hummingbird at Rest

For the darker tones:

  • Noodler’s Saguaro Wine
  • Noodler’s Burgundy
  • Sailor Grenade
  • Diamine Claret
  • Diamine Syrah
  • Diamine Deep Magenta

For the lighter tones:

  • Noodler’s Shah’s Rose
  • Pelikian Edelstein Tournaline
  • Iroshizuku Tsutsuji
  • Noodler’s Baystate Cranberry
  • Caran d’Ache Sunset
  • Diamine Amaranth
  • Platinum Cyclamen Pink

Only four of these are in my collection limited to a bottle of Claret and small samples of Tsutsuji, Cyclamen Pink, and Deep Magenta. The samples were written with a J. Herbin glass dip pen on a Quattro pad. All four inks are in the right range.

Pink Fountain Pen Inks

Pink Fountain Pen Inks

It was a challenge to find suitable colors, but turned into a good exercise in color matching. Of those on hand, Tsutsuji and Cyclamen Pink hit the spirit best. Deep Magenta and Claret are a bit too blue. One day the perfect color will come along, but for now flashes of that vibrant pink whizzing past my window will suffice.

Just for the fun of it, find an item you really enjoy for its color and match an ink to it. It doesn’t have to be perfect. But it should make you happy. Isn’t that what pens and inks are all about?

An Anna's Hummingbird in My Camellia Tree

An Anna’s Hummingbird in My Camellia Tree

Photo courtesy of Tessa R. Maurer.


Medley of Monday Links


There ought to be something for everyone in this batch.


Platinum Mix Free Ink Is Here!


From The Pear Tree Pen Company via Twitter and Facebook this morning:

Platinum Mix Free Inks are here on Tuesday, and sets are available for pre-order now!

The $40 introductory price break is worth noting as is the initial shipping date of July 6th. Wanna be first on your block? You can place your pre-order now.

Let me know what you think of Mix Free. It’s just the sort of thing that should make a true inkophile smile.

Update: This PTP post has a little more information on the new inks.


Links to Artists Who Put Pens to Good Use


Need a mid-week boost? Mostly pen use related links this time but a few other tidbits as well.


New Inks from Platinum


Bruno of Crónicas Estilográficas gets credit for discovering the new Platinum Mix Free inks. These beauties are made for mixing so you can achieve that one-of-a-kind signature color plus a whole lot more.


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