Category: Pen of the Day

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I’ve decided to once again try to whittle down my daily carry to two. That is gonna be a very difficult thing to do since I like to carry at least nine pens every day. I just think that narrowing down my daily carry to two pens with complimenting inks would be a great way to have a lot of quality time with all of my pens. It would also be easier to lug around. 🙂 Right now I’m down to seven pens from last week’s nine. Easy does it.

#FPOTD:
Parker 51, medium – Burma Road Brown (vintage pen, vintage-looking ink)
TWSBI Micarta, medium – Diamine Terracotta, my favorite brown ink.

Fun, Fun Week!

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I always say that the amount of clutter I have on my desk is directly proportional to the amount of fun I’m having at any given week. These past couple of weeks have been super fun for me because I’ve had a lot of time to write. I even joined InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) and it looks like I’ll be able to participate fully…yes, all 28 days of the month.

Writing has always been greatly comforting for me, but letter-writing is more satisfying on a personal level. I will be the first person to admit that I communicate better in writing than I do speaking. So yes, InCoWriMo is a lot of fun for me. 🙂

I’ve narrowed down my pens for the rest of this month to nine, and one ballpoint pen. It’s always good to have one handy, you can’t use fountain pens on all kinds of paper. 🙂

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#FPOTD: Parker 51 and Edison Pearlette

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I’m enjoying my pens for today so thoroughly. Both are great writers and both are beautiful in very different ways. The ink pairing of earth colors is absolutely gorgeous too. I love it a lot.

Parker 51 – Burma Road Brown
Edison Pearlette – Diamine Sepia

#FPOTD: Bexleys and Sheeny, Shady Ink

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My pens for the day are two Bexleys (Corona and BX802), both with 1.1mm nibs from Goulet and inked with two of the most fun inks I have in my collection; Bilberry and Apache Sunset. If you use a pen with just the right amount of wetness and broadness, on paper like Elias journal which is just the right amount of smoothness and absorbency, the result can be magical. It’s one of the reasons I try out many different paper with my fountain pen. Not all kinds of paper can show off the properties of ink, like shading or sheen. This combination hits the spot perfectly. 🙂