BUT - today I took my writing ennui and gave it a good slap and threw myself into looking at a couple of new pens, new inks and a glorious pen roll.
Let's start with the pen roll - it was made for me by my newest fountain pen friend, Emmy Gregory. Who is as funny as she is talented. She asked me whether I like cactus or roses and I went for cactus - because who doesn't like cactus?
I'd very much like one of these please if anyone has got some spare cash.
|Cartier Cactus Ring. I wants it BAD.|
Nero (the black, overly hot-dog pictured) approves
Greyhounds and Cacti on the outside
Greyhounds and roses on the inside.
Where does she find this material because I WOULD WEAR THIS EVERY DAY IF IT WAS CLOTHING.
I digress - it's a fantastic little pen-holder and I shall treasure it for always.
So I bought myself a Deacon's Doodle with a Cursive Nib from Mr Pens. Today was Try Out Day.
I also had a Jinhao 159 kicking around that I hadn't tried, so it got roped into today's mega bumper post too.
The inks tried out were:
Krishna Black Rose
Krishna Jungle Volcano
Organics Walden Pond (sample from Emmy - thank you!)
What a lovely grown up colour of ink. The sort of thing a love-sick vampire might use to write his poetry with.
Next up is Krishna Inks Jungle Inferno. I confess that as I started writing I thought 'very red brown. I don't like it.' Then as it started to dry, wowzers! Did I change my tune, look at this!
The Jinhao 159 was wheeled out for this one as a dipping pen and it's perfect for this ink - good-sized nib and nice and wet writer. Perfect combination!
|Sheen!! Look at the sheen!|
I'll level with you, I was looking at the Walden Pond and thinking that it was going to be such an anticlimax after the Jungle Volcano .....
|Extra large photo to show off the sheen.|
I continued to scribble, but the genie had left the bottle. Or rather, the genie was sitting inside the phial begging me to shake it properly. Which I did. And LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE. You can definitely see the pink sheen on this ink now!
What a day! I am no longer ennuied! I am revitalised and firing on all cylinders to be using these pens and inks.
Have you tried any of these? What do you think of them?!