Category: Pen Thoughts

Everything Calligraphy is Turning 3!

Everything Calligraphy is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this coming September 22-23 at Ella and the Blackbird in QC. Check out the event details here. There will  be mini-workshops, demos, ink buffet, and discounts on their products. If you’re anywhere near the area, come drop by and join the fun. 🙂

El Roi, The God Who Sees Me

I’m reading this book about the different names of God in the Bible. Today I learned about God’s name El Roi. I learned that it was only used once, by Hagar who had just fled from the mistreatment of her mistress, Sarai. As a servant, she must be so used to being invisible, virtually unseen and unimportant to the people around her. She called God “El Roi”, the God who sees who she is, who sees the circumstances of her life.

 

30 Inks in 30 Days: (Day 2) Akkerman Hopjesbruin

Day 2’s ink for #30inks30days is Akkerman Hopjesbruin. It’s one of my favorite inks because it reminds me of the color of yummy caramel syrup. I use it only with my Kaweco Cognac, not just because the color suits perfectly, but because the ink flows best in this pen. I have never filled this pen with any other ink, I think they’re MFEO. ^_^ Here’s a review of the ink if you’re interested in reading more about it.

“I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden colour of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.” – Jenny Colgan

30 Inks in 30 Days: (Day 1) Organics Studio Foggy Bottom

Honestly, I’m no good at all with daily challenges. I can’t remember ever completing one of those before, but that never stopped me from joining. It is fun to try and see it through to the end. I liked the idea behind Ink Journal’s 30 Inks in 30 Days challenge. Being an ink hoarder, I often compulsively buy colors that I like and then forget about them after a few fills. I tend to gravitate towards my few favorites, only venturing out once in a while to dig around my ink stash. I thought I’d give this challenge a try.

Since it’s June 1st, I guess it’s a good time to start the challenge. For day 1, I am going to use Organics Studio’s Foggy Bottom.

This is my first (and only Organics Studio ink). It’s an interesting color of brown  because it starts out as watery and light, then it becomes darker and more opaque as it dries. It’s a little dry so I use it with my wet nibs. It’s a warm color of brown, but it tends to have a greenish tinge sometimes, in some spots.

For this #30inks30days challenge, I’m going to use my Franklin Christoph Model 02 with a medium nib.