The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.Read More
We’ve had a couple of unseasonably warm days here. So for this weeks’ Throwback Thursday, I revisit a hot red pen + ink combo from my July line-up.
Pen: Platinum 3776 Century Sai F
Ink: Bungbox Kotohogi Kurenai(New Year Red)
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
> I mean, this is not a dark red. It’s bright. Kind of a water colour type look when it dries. But it doesn’t look at all pink. I didn’t think this ink would be good for writing but it’s OK. Even in this Platinum medium nib. I’m not sure I would go with a narrower nib than this one though. I did enjoy having this ink in the line-up just to have something very bright. Sunny. I could actually live with this as a daily writer. Of course, it works for emphasis, accents, etc. This ink flows well. It’s lubricated just right. Well-behaved on Rhoda. I don’t think I have many red inks so this is something a bit different for me.
On a sad note, this review was one of the last things I wrote with this Platinum 3776 Century Sai before it’s nib made a break for freedom [down the drain] whilst I was cleaning it. I miss using that crystal clear pen and that sweet nib!!
This red ink is hard to miss. I enjoy using it for annotations or editing. Is it the perfect teacher’s red?Read More
It’s the unofficial end of summer. The weather is cooler and days are shorter. My little guy is ready for a new school year. It’ll be back to normal routines both at home and work. I echo this sentiment with this a new pen and ink line-up.Read More
I'm taking a pause from normally semi-fun pen cleaning to report a sad tale.
The nib from my Platinum 3776 Century Sai went bye-bye down the bathroom sink. This is the second nib to leave me for the journey to Lake Ontario.Read More
Those of you tapped into the pen and stationery blogosphere have likely come across the Pencilcase Blog run by Dries, a Belgian student. Somehow between his busy schedule of exams, projects and studies he has managed to become a seasoned pen collector and writer-extraordinaire. The Pencilcase Blog turned 3 years old this summer which makes Pendora's Box's 6 months of existence seem rather infantile. As a veteran blogger, Dries was kind enough to offer this rooky some encouragement and advice.Read More