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My Favorite Quote: Handwritten (Happy New Year)

Let’s have some fun, what’s your favorite quote, saying, or wish for the new year. Write it down and share with the world. It doesn’t matter if you use a fountain pen, ballpoint pen or a #2 pencil – write it down. Typing is so blah and impersonal, enjoy the effort and create something worth sharing. And don’t worry about your handwriting, mine’s atrocious.


  • Esterbrook SJ, 9556 Firm Fine nib
  • American Pencil Co #1156, Esterbrook Drawlet nibs #3 & #5
  • Hero 395, Fine nib
  • Conklin All America, Medium nib


  • De Atramentis – Fog Grey
  • Scribo – Chianti Red
  • Waterman – Serenity Blue
  • Pelican – 4001 Black


I'm a loser as my wife likes to tell me, I enjoy researching dead cousins and playing with fountain pens.

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Quote: Handwritten (Happy New Year)

  1. What? You call that atrocious handwriting? It looks almost like Tolkien’s (though he used more stub nibs)! Did you mix the inks, or do they appear separately in the message? Because what I’m seeing is kinda like how my 4001 Blue Black looks. How timely to come across this post, because I just got gifted Diamine Autumn Oak yesterday, and I think I should go ink up now.


    1. The picture does not give the inks justice. The grey is the Gandalf figure. If you look hard the Chianti Red is used to underline Gandalf and in the “A”. Speaking of the “A” is Serenity Blue an the remainder is the 4001 Black. Thanks for the question and visiting


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