Friday, May 17, 2013
Hey everyone...I'm still honeymooning, but wanted to pop in to share a few pictures.
Above are a few of the pen-related things I have with me. In the background, is a DIY leather journal kit that Mr. P had as a surprise for me. I've already put it together - way fun (and I'll share pics another time).
That big thing is a Penvelope from Franklin-Christoph - it holds a whopping 13 pens and I bought it in anticipation of this trip and it does not disappoint. (Again, I'll have more pictures for you another time.)
The smaller pen case holds the pen that Jeff's uncle Robert gave me. Robert died late last year (we miss him so very much). Jeff carried his pen in his suit pocket when we got married last week. Love.
There's a small Midori Notebook, a Clairfontaine Notebook, and (of course) the charger for my camera in the picture too. Lots of goodies.
For this first part of our trip, a friend graciously let us borrow his home. How lucky are we? Of course, this friend knows me (perhaps a bit too well!).
Flowers are such a nice thought...
Even in the bathroom! (Haha..with hotel-style toiletries!)
Isn't it wonderful to have friends who know you so well?
I'll check back soon - doing a lot of honeymooning here!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
|Waterman 52 / Private Reserve Spearmint / Clairefontaine|
My posts have been a bit sporadic over the last few weeks. I was just a little busy. Getting married!
It's true! Mr. P. and I finally tied the knot last week and we couldn't be more happy.
I wrote the above several weeks ago and the following just one day before the wedding.
A small peek at our invitation below. We sent around twenty invitations. Each was individually calligraphed by someone we found on Etsy. I love the way they turned out. Perfectly us.
The day before the ceremony, we went to Max's Opera House Cafe. Following is a quick picture of their menu. Green + Typography + Darling = Perfection. (Did you know my new last name is Darling?)
When we checked into our hotel the night before, we had no idea we would have a view of San Francisco City Hall where we would be married. I took this picture in the morning when the fog was still laying low.
I have to admit - looking at all of this makes me a bit teary all over again. Such a happy day. So perfectly us.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I like gray inks. Always looking for that perfect shade. It's been a long time since I've added an ink to my Fifty Shades of Grey line-up or talked about the spelling of gray -vs- grey. Too long if you ask me!
Unfortunately, I'm not wild about Cement Gray from De Atramentis. (Thank goodness it doesn't stink like cement, though!)
The problem seems to be that there's a lot of green in the ink.
Admittedly, it's difficult to see the green with my scans, but it's there. It's there so much that I pointed out to Mr. Pentulant that he might want to consider this ink as his dark-nearly-black-but-still-green choice. He tried it for a short while, but didn't love it.
The green is most apparent when looked at along side other inks...
As usual, I wrote with this ink for about a week after the review. It wrote fine - a little hard-starting at times even in a medium nib Lamy Safari.
The problem (for me) was the color. What do you think? See the green? Like it? Hate it?
Monday, April 29, 2013
Caran d'Ache Sunset is such a pretty color. Before you fall in love with it, though, you should know something.
It's been discontinued.
In fact, the entire line is being refreshed. Here's a post about it from back in February on Ink Nouveau. The new ink names amuse me. The new price does not. At 40 bucks a bottle, it better be some impressssive ink, right?
But that's not what we're talking about today. This is...
It's a good ink. I liked it a lot. After writing with it for a week, I no longer thought it was true red - too many pink-ish tones for that, but it is a beautiful color.
Have you ever had a favorite ink end up discontinued? I have not - yet.