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Happy International Doughnut Day, Pen Friends!

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After a long week, Saturdays are always like the proverbial light at the end of a tunnel. I usually sleep in, wake up late, read a lot, write a lot, and I don’t usually bother with cooking. Saturdays are awesome! It’s even more awesome today because it’s International Doughnut Day! Haha. My husband woke me up from my afternoon nap with a box of my favorite doughnuts. 🙂 Hope your weekend is shaping up to be a blast!

My pens for this weekend…cedar blue Parker 51 and Waterman Expert II.

Different Nibs

I made this writing sample for a friend who wanted to try out cursive italic nibs and wanted to see how different it wrote. My grip rotates a lot so I don’t get a lot of line variation from CI nibs but you can see in the photo below how different nibs can produce different kinds of writing.

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Paper used: Elias Notebooks – so much shading! I love it.

FPOTD: Waterman Expert II and Hemisphere

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I’m really happy to have these pens back together again, and I’m happy with how Pentangeli fixed both of them. These are my pens for the day. 🙂

Waterman Expert II (Left Oblique CI)- Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue
Waterman Hemisphere (Medium) – Diamine Oxblood

#FPOTD: Pilot Vanishing Point and Parker 88

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The weather was beautiful this afternoon! I decided that instead of working cooped up in the library, I’d take it outside and enjoy the cool breeze. We live in a quiet area, and early mornings and late afternoons are always very peaceful. I worked on some reports and wrote a bit in my journal. Happiness.

I missed regularly writing in my journal. 🙂 I slowed down back in 2009 because I started working from home and I was always on the computer. Writing with a ballpoint pen added so much strain on my hand and wrist that I had to stop for long periods of time, and it was hard to get the momentum back. So I typed more than I wrote. Just being able to write again for long periods of time without straining my hand, that’s pretty awesome.

FPOTD:
Pilot Vanishing Point – Sailor Miruai
Parker 88 Laque Ivory – Diamine Ancient Copper

A very Christmas-y combination indeed. 🙂