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New Noodler's: Bulletproof Bad Black Moccasin, Bad Blue Heron, Black Swan in Australian Roses, Dragons Napalm. Pens: Sheaffer Balance Aspen, Parker Sonnet Ambre Lacque


New inks! Pelikan's Edelstein in Topaz, Montegrappa in Bordeaux, Herbin's anniversary Rouge Hematite, and Visconti in turquoise.


Inkwell-ish bottles: Edelstein Topaz, J. Herbin anniversary, Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo, Caran d'Ache Caribbean Sea, Montegrappa Bordeaux, and Caran d'Ache Night Sky. Pens: Sonnet, Sheaffer, and a Preform, a Pelikan knockoff, new old stock.

The small black leather journal is a B&N Bombay, medieval binding, watermarked cream paper heavy enough and with a good tooth that takes fountain pen ink well. I took a wood rasp to the page edges. Result: not quite hand-torn, but softened. I think it's more appropriate to the soft cover than a square-cut block of pages. The purple cover had an unfortunate graphic in the cutout pane on the front cover. I glued in a greeting card someone handmade for me. Result: improved appearance and a way to keep an important memento.


The green cover with sun, river, and tree was the first hardbound blank book I bought for journal-keeping. I've never seen another like it, and I still love the design.


Some of my filled journals.

crossposted to fountain pens, stationery perv, and my lj, to embodiment, paper journals, fountain pens and my journal at DW

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Date: 2011-08-26 08:10 pm (UTC)
surpassingly: (kitteh: too tiny to be denied)
From: [personal profile] surpassingly
These are all just so gorgeous!

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Date: 2011-08-26 08:49 pm (UTC)
muladhara: (writing)
From: [personal profile] muladhara
I have to say, this community makes me feel a lot better about hoarding stationery.

Your journals are so pretty! And all that ink looks so wonderful as well (I've got dip pens and nibs, but I don't dare use them).

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Date: 2011-08-26 09:49 pm (UTC)
muladhara: (Default)
From: [personal profile] muladhara
Oh, thank you for such a lovely response! This is such a good idea. I originally bought the inks and nibs for drawing - it started with a set of comic inking nibs and branched from there. So I've got this large variety of nibs and never touched them.

I think I'm scared of messing up a picture using them. So maybe if I learn how to use them by writing, that might help some. Stupid thing is, I used to use a fountain pen all the time for the first few years at high school, so I don't know why I'm so afraid of them, really!

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Date: 2011-08-26 10:24 pm (UTC)
muladhara: (mmm tasty)
From: [personal profile] muladhara
Ah, that's not being rude or abrupt at all! (I honestly don't think there's anything else you could've said related to pens and ink). That gorgeous creature is Daniel Henney, and you can find a bunch of icons I made of him here (if you're interested).

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Date: 2011-08-26 10:29 pm (UTC)
adnarel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adnarel
Your ink collection makes me green.

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Date: 2011-08-26 11:32 pm (UTC)
adnarel: (Win)
From: [personal profile] adnarel
HA. Chemistry set. I LOVE THAT. So we're mad scientists? XD

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