Friday, March 19, 2010
Pen and Ink
On Tuesday morning whilst searching for my mislaid envelope template I found a massive bag of pens and pencils that I have collected over the years (those are some of them pictured above). Most date from my early to mid 20's so they are at least 10 years old. They do not work anymore. In fact some are empty and used up but I kept them anyway because I just couldn't bear to throw them out.
My first real favourite pen was a Parker fountain pen that my aunt and uncle gave me for my 18th birthday. It was a special edition and had two tone blue stripes. I absolutely loved it for about 2 years and then it was stolen off my desk one day. Since then the kind of pens I have tended to like are very thin nibbed roller balls.
However, following Missive Maven's awesome post about her fountain pens and the letter I received from Patty (which was written with a fountain pen) I would like to start using a fountain pen again. I found a Parker in the collection but I know I had others. I just need to find them.
In the meantime I thought I would go and look for ink cartridges. Things have changed a lot since the advent of gel pens and rollers that come in a multitude of hues and now it seems that the only fountain pen ink cartridges you can get are blue and black. How terribly dull. I had visions of addressing my envelopes in Scarlet and Emerald and Violet.
To make myself feel better I bought pink and blue Pentel Slicci 0.7 gel pens. It worked. I do feel better ^_^