Old and New


Writing is both mask and unveiling. – E. B. White

What a beautiful, cloudy day. ๐Ÿ™‚ It didn’t rain in our area but the overcast skies made the day quite a pleasant break from the sweltering heat we’ve been enduring these past months. I’ve got so many reports to finish today, but it’s always great to find a bit of time to write.

My companions for today are my two Parker 75s (inked with Diamine Safari and Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Guri) and my Pilot Capless (inked with Sailor Jentle Miruai). All these pens are gifts from a dear friend. Two are from the 1960’s and one is a modern pen. I love all three not just for sentimental reasons, but because all are spectacularย writers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Break time is over! Back to work I go. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

#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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚