The themes for July are Canada's 150 and travel.Read More
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.Read More
Pen friends in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving this week and the countdown to Black Friday begins! It got me thinking that a holiday gift guide would be helpful. This guide is primarily intended for the non-pen person looking for a gift for the fountain pen aficionado, whether newbie or seasoned, in his or her life.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
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.Read More
It's interesting that Tokiwa-Matsu looks flat green on Baron Fig paper. Definitely a sign of it's absorbency compared to certain Travelers Notebook, Rhodia or Tomoe River papers.
Pen: Franklin-Christoph Model 45 IPO Masuyama M Cursive Italic
Ink: Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-Matsu
Brush: Kuretake No. 8 Brush Pen
Ink: Kuretake Black
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
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
Let's step back for a moment. 9 days earlier I was listening to the episode of Penaddict with Azizah Azgarali as guest and Brad was going on about the great deal on the Platinum 3776 Sai. I only have the Platinum Cool in my pen collection so the 3776 on my 'later' wish list. After hearing the deal and doing some homework, I found myself putting one into my shopping cart. Well, I couldn't just order one pen and have it shipped from the US...I had to put something else into the cart. I debated and decided to put a bottle of Sailor Jentle Shigure in the cart.Read More