First fill with this ink (a sample I got at Pelikan hub last year) and I really love the color. I admit I no longer buy Noodler's inks because I really dislike color inconsistency, so I'll be looking for a good substitute. It seems to have moderate water resistance; if I used my waterbrush while the ink was wet it moved and blended fine. But after it dried it didn't want to move, and strokes were visible enough. Anyway. I goofed drafting my little Fox pen mug with the Super5 and my attempt to fix it there by the nose made it a lot worse. Oh well. I like the colors. Noodler's Fox Red in a Moonman Delike. Also used, BPC Marmalade in a Preppy. #30inks30days#fountainpeninkaddict#fountainpenaddict#noodlersink#birminghampencompany
What have you been doing to ease your stress and center yourself?
Writing by hand is my yoga.
It is meditative. It centers me.
It helps me process my thoughts and emotions in times of stress or overwhelm.
I've always been a writer.
I've been writing quite a bit for the past 9 months. Processing emotions, putting thoughts on paper, doodling, and collecting inspiring quotes and snippets.
Over the last two years I've become obsessed with the experience of fountain pen and ink on quality paper.
The fluid writing experience elevates and creates ease while writing, especially while the nib glides smoothly over the page.
This easily inspires me to write and leads me into a flow state.
As you know I am inspired by colour, texture, minimizing my environmental impact, and quality design.
Refillable fountain pens and ink bottles are a great way to play with colour, write sustainably (in all ways) and elevate your writing experience.
These are some of my ink swatches.
Top row: Bottles I own
Bottom row: a selection of samples I've picked up.
Paper: Enigma notebook by Taroko Designs, with 68gsm Tomoe River paper
(So far my favourite fountain pen friendly paper)
It’s not easy being green.
Diamine Sherwood Green (good normal dark green)
Pilot Iroshizuku shin-ryoku (pretty green with a blue tint)
Noodler’s Bad Green Gator (waterproof green)
De Atramentis Alexander von Humboldt (olive named after the famous naturalist that inspired Darwin and others)
Noodler's Antietam - - - This is the first ink I bought a bottle of, its a really pretty deep red with lots of coppery brown undertones to it. If you're looking for an ink the recreates dried blood it's probably one of your best bets (or Noodler's Red-Black). -
I've had some minor issues with it in my Moonman m600s with the ink stopping if its been sitting a few days but it doesn't bother me to just wait it out, im not in a hurry to write most of the time. Antietam does have some weird dry times though at least on the Life noble paper I swatched on, you can see I accidently smudged the writing minutes after writing it. But on the sticky note drawing it dried totally normally. Either way its my go to ink and I love it.
- (photo edited to be accurate to ink in person)
New pen today! Woot! Got myself a @twsbi Eco in a 1.1mm stub. LOVE THIS PEN. It fits much better in my hand. I'll probably get another with a smaller nib for a new everyday writer.
Ink is also new - Noodler's Apache Sunset
All is calm, all is quiet.
I'm pretty sure someone is baking something behind those windows, since it's hard to find flour these days. At least in Italy. I smell cookies 🍪
Enjoy your weekend, folks. 🙋🏼♂️
Music. It's my happy place. It's good for the soul. The vocalist/songwriter days are behind me. Nowadays, I don't get much of a chance to listen to music, let alone make music. When I do get a few minutes while I write my daily journal, I indulge in some velvety smooth electronic tunes.