Wow, it’s April already. The other day I was in the local hobby store and I hit up their scrapbook section looking to see if they have new paper. Happy days, they revamped their entire offerings. I have 5 new pages to use while photographing pens. I hope you enjoy them.
Last month I rotated in a Pilot Prera with a medium calligraphy nib. I found this pen to be a joy to write with. The nib is a little scratchy but that is because of the flat calligraphy nib. The Prera is now one of my favorite pens.
For this month I pulled out my Waterman Hemisphere with a medium nib. This is my original favorite pen. It’s been a couple years since last I used it and I was mortified. I forgot to clean it when I put the pen away, but it turned out to be no big deal.
As I recently received an order of ink samples from Vanness, now I am flush with new color choices. I opted for the Diamine Aurora Borealis, which happens to be very similar in color to the last ink I used in the pen.
The Hemisphere is working great, my Snoopy not so much. I thought the ink color complimented the pen color well.
After sitting dirty for 2 years, and a quick cleaning and the ink flowed immediately when the nib contacted the paper.
So, what’s in your pen cup?