With a gift card given to me for Christmas I purchased another fountain pen, a Brown Marbled Pelikan M200 with a fine nib. They are a well respected fountain pen company, founded in Germany in 1832. I have always been attracted to their style and shape but never purchased one since their pricing starts in the low $100 range which is beyond my limits. So far I’m quite pleased and expecting to have my first novel finished by the end of the week. 🙂 I’ll keep you posted.
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I have a new fountain pen called a Pilot Elite 95 s. I fell in love with this pen the first time I noticed it over a year ago. Pilot’s Elite S fountain pen was first introduced in 1968 and enjoyed great popularity especially as a wonderful gift for celebrating school admittance or a new job. The Elite 95S is based on the 2nd-generation Elite S from 1975, and mirrors the vintage feel of a pen from those times.
It has a retro style look I like. The 14K gold nib gives the pen a classy intriguing look and is a smooth writing instrument. When capped, it’s short and lightweight at 15 grams. When the cap is posted, the pen’s standard length makes it comfortable for writing. It comes in a solid black with gold trim and a burgundy body with a gold cap. I’m loving it!
“A pen transmits the voice of the soul.” Fennel Hudson
I now have two Lamy Logos. One is a pearl color and the other is twilight. I have a deep blue ink in the pearl Logo and a black/brown ink in the twilight Logo.
I enjoy going to coffee shops but it’s not just for coffee. These small shops are an extended family. A connection can be make with the baristas and many of the regulars. We get to know one another, the good things in life and the hard stuff we deal with. I come to watch people and to meet total strangers, who sometimes become friends. I come here to write in my journal about what I see, feel and what I dream. I sip on my mocha, a dark brew, a tea and every so often a chai. I write. I’m happy.
I was gifted a beautiful fountain pen from a good friend, a Monteverde Prima. It is a physically bigger pen than I’m used to writing with so it’s a slightly different experience. However, I’m enjoying the experience. It had a #6 broad nib which puts down a wider line than I prefer. I put a #6 fine nib from Nemosine and find that to be more to my liking. I love the blue marble color. Each pen will have its own unique marbling to it. There is just enough sparkle for me to enjoy.
I do not write novels or technical reports. I leave that to those with the passion and talent to do so. My writings/musings are confined to my daily carry journals. Within the pages are a mix of daily events, a few quotes that resonate with me, my thoughts and questions about life and a book I many have read, dreams of what could still be and letters to the Source within me. It is a creative art form.
All my writing is done in cursive. My journal is always with me, allowing me to make entries wherever I am, the coffeehouses, the library, a restaurant, parks, nature areas and more. Because of that people will see me write. When they realize I write in cursive it draws their interest and curiosity. That is primarily because our cursive writing is almost a lost art in our world of emails, text messages and skypeing. Nor, is it a required part of our school curriculum.
And what is cursive? It is any style of penmanship in which the symbols of the language are written in a conjoined and/or flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster. The origins of the cursive method is associated with practical advantages of writing speed and infrequent pen lifting to accommodate the limitations of the quill. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
This is an image of one of my favorite spots at Morgan Library to write. I usually arrive at the library around 7:20 then grab a mocha latte at the small coffee shop. For exercise I then walk up stairs to the third floor and over to the east wing. So somewhere around 7:40 I’m sitting at one of the four tables outside the conference rooms.
This is the Lamy Logo fountain pen in a Pearl color, has a champagne look. I bought this pen because I liked it’s look and style. It comes in four colors. This Pearl and the Twilight are the ones I’m attracted to. It is a thin fountain pen, about the diameter of a pencil, and when posted about the length of a pencil. Bought this pen with a fine nib and glad I did as it puts down a line width that suits me. I find the nib to be scratchy as it works on the paper. And, it is one of the most consistent writers I own.
The journal is a Leuchttrum 1917, my first but not my last. I have for years used Moleskin journals but found issues with them when using fountain pens because of too much bleed through. This has not been an issue with the Leuchttrum journal. The Leuchttrum uses a heavier 80g paper. Due do the lighting in this image the paper is a bit more on the yellow side than the ivory color it really is.