Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

New Toys? Tell me about them!

Stephanie

Knowing that many people enjoy exchanging gifts as part of their holiday traditions, I’d love to hear about what goodies you may have received to satisfy that paper/pen/pencil lover in you! While I don’t participate in any exchanges myself, I can’t help but get caught up in the season and often end up splurging on things to feed my creative spirit. Lately it’s been art supplies (mostly acrylic paints) and large sheets of handmade paper to paint on.

So tell me… did you get that fountain pen that you had been admiring? A new Webbie journal or Circa Rhodia? Some Rhodia pencils? Bottles of ink?


30 thoughts on “New Toys? Tell me about them!

  1. Orange Indien sounds like my color. I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

  2. Orange Indien sounds like my color. I haven’t tried it yet, but plan to. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

  3. I got a Conklin Endura in Emerald Green that I had been lusting after for a while. I love the orange color of the Rhodia pads and even though my Conklin is called Emerald Green and actually has a few chips of green in it’s color, it looks orange to me. To go along with it, I got some Noodler’s Apache Sunset which is an orange ink. With great anticipation, I loaded the pen with the new ink, but was sorely disappointed with the result. After a few weeks of writing in my Rhodia Webnotebook with the combination, I purchased and loaded some Private Reserve Orange Crush and now I am happily writing orange script & scribble in my Webbie.

  4. I got a Conklin Endura in Emerald Green that I had been lusting after for a while. I love the orange color of the Rhodia pads and even though my Conklin is called Emerald Green and actually has a few chips of green in it’s color, it looks orange to me. To go along with it, I got some Noodler’s Apache Sunset which is an orange ink. With great anticipation, I loaded the pen with the new ink, but was sorely disappointed with the result. After a few weeks of writing in my Rhodia Webnotebook with the combination, I purchased and loaded some Private Reserve Orange Crush and now I am happily writing orange script & scribble in my Webbie.

  5. I got the Frank Dubiel book “Fountain Pens: The Complete Guide to Repair & Restoration,” which is a bit dated in some respects, but it is still considered to be an essential book for fountain pen repair, especially vintage pens. To supplement the book, I also received a Dremel tool, which I will use for buffing and nib grinding. If any of you have experience with nib grinding, may be you can point me to some other resources. I am very afraid to grind my first nib; I may decide to use a Pilot Varsity.

  6. I got the Frank Dubiel book “Fountain Pens: The Complete Guide to Repair & Restoration,” which is a bit dated in some respects, but it is still considered to be an essential book for fountain pen repair, especially vintage pens. To supplement the book, I also received a Dremel tool, which I will use for buffing and nib grinding. If any of you have experience with nib grinding, may be you can point me to some other resources. I am very afraid to grind my first nib; I may decide to use a Pilot Varsity.

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