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!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
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.Read More
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.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.
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...Read More
Pretty early on I knew I had to get a TWSBI. People have some strong feelings for TWSBI: either love for the Taiwanese pen company's smart offerings with advanced filling systems at affordable prices or complete disappointment with the quality issues. I followed the TWSBI discussions and held off from buying for a few months. When I saw the limited edition AL model in Orange being released in spring 2015, I was sold. It looked so good that I had to take a chance with it. So how did my luck turn out with this pen? Read on to find out.Read More
To celebrate Canada Day, we decided on a weekend getaway to wine country at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I had a June 30th project deadline at work so I was going all-out the day before the trip. Still, I managed to get most of my pens inked for July and select my stationery and pens for the road trip. So, what made the cut?Read More
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
There's lots going on in my life at the same time and that's giving me a real headache. My project list at work continues to grow, deadlines looming, kids' end of school year madness, my mom broke her leg and needed an operation…the only thing not giving me a headache is writing this blog.
Pen: TWSBI Diamond 580 - Orange EF
Ink: Lamy Blue
Brush: Kuretake No. 8 Brush Pen
Ink: Kuretake Black
This time I did a slightly better job at timing my mid-April same ink refills so I have less holdovers. As well, I spread out the pen cleaning over a few days which made things easier. I got a lot of new inks right at the end of April which made for fun May ink fillings.