Wed 18 December 2013

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Earlier this year I bought the Plannerism Planner because I liked the idea of having a planner that helped me set goals. I used it for a few months and enjoyed it, but found the paper not working quite well with my fountain pens and ink. So I strayed.

I bought a Leuchtturm1917 Academic Week Planner because I got hooked on the columns. And Leuchtturms have paper that works well with fountain pens and inks.

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Tue 17 December 2013

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TWSBi 580 M-nib (currently have an EF on that pen. HonorĂ© de Balzac and Sheaffer Turquoise ink.



Thu 05 December 2013

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Doing some tests in my planner. These inks did not bleed through.

Plannerism Planner (2013)

  • cartridge Platinum Preppy Red.

  • Noodler’s Habanero.

  • cartridge Platinum Preppy Yellow.

  • mix of Diamine Sunshine Yellow and Noodler’s Bad blue heron.

  • Organics Studio Jane Austen.

  • ESSRI.

  • Bad Blue Heron.

  • Sailor Sei-Boku.

  • R&K Salix



Wed 10 July 2013

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Inked up a few pens for happy writing. I like these colours separately and the combination also works well.



Fri 28 June 2013

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My preciousssssss!I wanted this pen for a while and decided to treat myself to it. Its arrival experienced some delay (apparently, we have postal strikes) but it did arrive safe and sound eventually.

And it looks absolutely stunning in real life. The photos don’t capture the shiny of the flowers very well, and it looks much better in daylight than it does in artificial light. I bought it for the pretty-factor, and much to my delight, it also writes well. I wrote several letters with it so far, and yes, after four pages my hand will hurt, but normally I don’t even last four pages.

Some more photos of it, and its writing:

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Fri 19 April 2013

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Using ink-samples to paint. I’ve used my ink-samples to paint for a while now and I thought I’d share my ‘trick’. Not really a trick, but it makes it easy to use them.

Using ink-samples to paint. Before I open the vial, I shake it, so inkdrops stick to the cap.

Using ink-samples to paint. When I take the cap off, I simply add a few drops of water (or more, depending on the dilution I want). I use a temporary cap to keep the vial safe (I speak from experience cough).

Using ink-samples to paint. And then I paint. :D

When I don’t need it anymore, I discard the contents of the cap, wipe it clean and screw it back. This way, the ink stays clean and I don’t feel I waste much of it. Sometimes when a vial almost completely runs out — because I have in fact put the ink in a pen shocker — I’ll add water to the vial itself and mark it for ‘paint’. This doesn’t always prevent me putting it in a pen anyway, but hey.



Mon 15 April 2013

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Mon 15 April 2013

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Sun 02 December 2012

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I bought new paper to draw on, so I decided to do a quick sketch to see if it works. It handles the ink and paint nicely, though next time I need to wait just a bit longer before I erased my pencilmarkings after I inked…



Sat 27 February 2010

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I crawled around a bit today, trying to hoover under the sofa.

Today the first sketchcrawl of 2010 also took place, so I also did some drawings. I didn’t crawl during the sketching though, not good for the knees…

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Wed 25 June 2008

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Needle Some time ago I started doing my own injections. The weekly trip to the doctor’s office did cost me too much energy, plus, I needed a bit more than just once per week. I asked about self-injection and they explained to me how it worked and immediately let me do it. After a few tries there, they gave me everything I needed to do the shots at home. I’ve had a few moments, in which I felt pretty light-headed and mostly thought ‘Why did I want to do this!’, however, mostly it goes pretty good. I feel proud of myself, I have conquered my fear of needles.




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