Yes, I realize that this post is going up on Saturday afternoon in my place of the world. In other places, it's already Sunday. I had the post written up Wednesday night but didn't manage to post it before I headed to a full day meeting on Thursday, followed by a flight. Friday was a recovery day.
Since I have TWSBI 580 in my line up this month, I thought it would be fun to look at the first time I inked it up.
Pen: TWSBI Diamond 580 - Orange EF
Ink: Sailor Oku Yama
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
First time trying Sailor inks, seems quite popular. Also, got this TWSBI. It has a stiff steel nib. A bit more feedback than I expected since people always rave that TWSI has smooth nib. I like how it looks. It's real cool filled with ink.
As for this ink, I love it. It's a nice dark red. Lovely shading from pink to rusty red. Beauty.
Oops got a paper snot on the nib. It's off now.
I'm pleased with this ink purchase. Well behaved. Little to no bleeding, show through.
This kinda reminds me of Diamine Syrah.
The TWSBI pen has performed very well. Since the initial inking, I find the nib feedback to be fine. It's by no means scratchy.
Having used Oku Yama for some time now, I must say that I really love the way this ink looks. It has a particularly beautiful sheen on Tomoe River paper.
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!
My Superior Labor pen roll tagged along for a hike and pens came out to admire the scenery.
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.
Considering it's already Saturday, this Throwback Thursday is definitely late. Unfortunately, I've been tied up with a couple days of meetings and travel. Better late than never, I suppose.
Today's Throwback is a look at another pen and ink combo I used during the summer.
Just a bunch of nibs.
It's the first day of September and unofficially the end of summer. For me it's been a busy summer with work. But it's also been a great summer spending time with the family and working on the blog. For this Throwback Thursday I'm taking a look at a pen and ink combination that I used for my Currentedly Ink in July.
One quiet morning at the cottage, the fountain pens came out to play...
I headed off for my annual family cottage vacation a few days before the end of July. It was a hectic last week before I left so there wasn't time for me to switch to August ink fillings, plus, many of the pens inked up in July were 'not quite' used up. So, I did what any reasonable pen and ink addict with do in this circumstance...I packed up all my July pens, my planned August pens and all the ink I could find that was in plastic bottles or vials. These are think pairings I ended up with.
Summertime in Canada means cottaging. The August long weekend kicked off the start of my annual family summer holiday at the cottage.
This summer I've continued a new tradition that I started last year with my little guy...we go on a early morning paddle to the local village docks and head to the cafe for breakfast. This year I tried to spend some time there to explore the antique shop, enjoy my latte and do some journaling.
So, is it a good idea to take notebooks and fountain pens on a kayak? What does a fountain pen and stationery addict take on the water? Since it's a short trip, I wanted to keep things light. This is what I brought...