Monday, May 31st, 2010

Changing ink colors with the seasons?

Stephanie

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With summer just around the corner, I was wondering if some people liked switching ink colors at various times of the year.

I have 11 fountain pens currently inked, and I recently just flushed & filled 9 of them. For the first time ever, I resisted putting a different color in every pen and actually have 5 pens filled with the same black ink and two with the same blue. That leaves 4  – one red, one purple, a magenta and a bright Florida blue.

What about you? Any new colors? Staying with the same?


14 thoughts on “Changing ink colors with the seasons?

  1. I change both inks and pens depending on the season. My twin Libelles get spring or fall (Sea Breeze or Autumn Leaves), with usually a turquoise or green ink for the former, orange ink for the latter. I tend to use violets and blues in the summer and either black or blue/black in the winter. Looking forward to varying it up with a few more Herbin colours later this year. ;)

  2. I change both inks and pens depending on the season. My twin Libelles get spring or fall (Sea Breeze or Autumn Leaves), with usually a turquoise or green ink for the former, orange ink for the latter. I tend to use violets and blues in the summer and either black or blue/black in the winter. Looking forward to varying it up with a few more Herbin colours later this year. ;)

  3. The seasons inspire me to new color combinations, though I often have some of each season’s colors in pens. I recently bought 3 new colors and realized that it was a more wintery combo … but I loaded them into pens anyway. Mood is really more of an influence – if it’s a dreary winter day, then I use a color that is missing to add some cheer. If the day is too bright and energetic for my energy level, then I might choose a dusky blue to bring it down a notch. Just got Tsuki-yo … perfect for a cool, chilly day!

  4. The seasons inspire me to new color combinations, though I often have some of each season’s colors in pens. I recently bought 3 new colors and realized that it was a more wintery combo … but I loaded them into pens anyway. Mood is really more of an influence – if it’s a dreary winter day, then I use a color that is missing to add some cheer. If the day is too bright and energetic for my energy level, then I might choose a dusky blue to bring it down a notch. Just got Tsuki-yo … perfect for a cool, chilly day!

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