When I posted my October pen + ink line-up I mentioned that there were only 8 pens rather than my preferred 9 pens as a I was holding a spot for a new pen in transit. After an eventful journey from Eastern US with a side trip to Canada Customs, the pen has finally arrived.
Pen: Pelikan M400 Brown Tortoiseshell EF
Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho
Sometime last year I became interested in Pelikan pens and started researching them. When I saw images of Pelikan White Tortoiseshells, I was smitt n. Alas, when I discovered these gems, they were no longer produced. Every so often I would go hunting on various Websites to see if an errant one would pop up for sale.
When I found out that Pelikan was releasing a special edition of the M400 in brown tortoiseshell, I knew that it was now or never.
Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho is a new addition to my ink collection. I thought that the golden brown colour would be a nice match with the beautiful gold, orange and brown striations in the pen barrel.
A special thanks to Tom from Goldspot Pens for arranging to send this Pelikan to nest up here in Canada. I'll be working on a detailed pen review. Keep a look out for it.
The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.
It's been a few months since I last posted a Currently Inked. Over this time, I've experimented with the number of pens I have inked up at any time. At one point I had as many as 12 pens inked. It got to be a bit too much to manage. Too many pens to track and maintain. Now I'm trying to keep to 6 inked pens with a complete refresh every month.
October came and went in a flash! With the Scriptus pen showthis past Sunday and yesterday being Halloween, I didn't have much time to prepare my pen + ink combos for November. Without further ado, here they are...
I’ve finally decided what to carry to the Scriptus pen show tomorrow. I wanted to bring a backpack but not a huge one so I dug up this little pack from my closet and dressed it up with some pen-related pins to show my pen pride.
October has been fairly light in terms of travel but duty called. This time the duties as a hockey mom which involved going with my son and his team to the city of Kitchener for a hockey tournament. Originally this was supposed to be a 3 day trip but cut short by the sad reality that our team did not make it into the final day of the tournament. On a positive note, it gave me an opportunity to plan another pen + ink load out.
Apart from my must-bring Hobo and TN, I wanted to bring whatever pens and paper I could fit inside a larger case. The case I had in mind was the A5 sized Lihit Lab Teffa Bag in Bag. I was expecting to travel a lot from rink to rink and I wanted a self-contained writing tool kit that I could bring along.
When I posted my October pen + ink line-up, I mentioned that there were only 8 pens rather than my preferred 9 pens as a I was holding a spot for a new pen in transit. After an eventful journey from Eastern US with a side trip to Canada Customs, the pen has finally arrived.
Last Wednesday, I posted some picturesI took on a recent hike. In fact, I went on a 1 night, 1 day get away trip to the cottage with the family. To be precise, we headed up on Friday night, September 30th. And headed back home on October 1st. I pondered a bit on what pens I should take seeing as I still had a couple of September inked pens to use up and my planned pens for October were only partially inked up. So, I did what any rational pen addict would do for a 1 day trip that starts at the last day of one month and ends on the first day of the next month: I took all pens in sight!
I’m posting my pen & ink line-up a later than originally planned. I had hoped that a new pen that shipped out at the end of September would have arrived in time to join the October line-up. I decided to go ahead and post my Currently Inked for October and do an addendum for the new pen.
One week after returning from my trip to Philly, I was off to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for a conference. I barely unpacked but gave some thought to my pen and stationery carry for this 2 day trip. Once again, I dipped into my September pen & ink line-up for this outing. This is what I brought.
Some family matters took me to Philly again last weekend.I expected to be busy and not have a lot of down time for playing with pens.Still, I brought along some essentials.This is what I brought.