The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.Read More
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...Read More
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.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
After coming home from my annual family cottage vacation, I barely got my luggage unpacked before repacking for a short trip to Philadelphia. A few days was for working but there was a little time for sightseeing too.
Since this would be shorter trip I decided to pack lightly in terms of writing instruments and stationery especially since I was intending NOT to check any baggage.Read More
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.
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
In honour of Canada Day tomorrow I thought it would be fitting to pick a red ink for Throwback Thursday.
Pen: OMAS Ogiva Alba EF Extra Flessibile
Ink: Cara D'Ache Infra Red
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
Ever since I got my third Franklin-Christoph (FC) pen, the Model 20 in Wonder Pens exclusive Translucent Bronze, I had wanted to eye-dropper it along with its FC siblings, the Pocket 40 and the Model 66. Finally the stars aligned for my May ink-pairings for me to make it happen.Read More
Tracking of my pen and ink combinations in a central place has helped my senile mind greatly. I still feel the choice of using the Tomoe River Notebook bound by Coach House Press for Wonderpens for my Currently Inked log is a good one. Great paper in a nice form factor.
It was a little hard to choose the new inks this month due to the number of holdovers from last month. It was kind of unfortunate I was forced to top up a few pens with 3 days left in March to accommodate a one-day out of town trip. But, it's all good as long as I have pens with ink to write with.Read More
Recently I had an one-day trip to New York City for a series of meetings. I didn't have to worry too much about packing luggage but I thought long and hard about what fountain pens and stationary to pack. After much deliberation, I settled on the Namiki Vanishing Point Raden Galaxy (M), Lamy Studio (14k EF) and Platinum 3776 Sai (M).Read More