Ok, I wouldn’t put such saturated/particle-laden inks in all my pens, but it sure looks fun. The Witching Hour sounds creepy. Like that Inking Hour when suddenly I have 30 pens inked and I don’t know what happened.
There are so many reasons to use those pens! Why do you write? It doesn’t always have to be for a “good reason”. I practice by just scribbling notes during TV shows, for example.
Vintage pens are not just for collectors! They’re also for users, writers, artists, and everyone else! I use mine to doodle and sketch, to write important things, unimportant things, and everything else. Pair it with a good notebook and it’s definitely bliss.
A classic, well known Robert Frost poem: Fire & Ice. A sad poem to reflect upon, and of course, best written with a fountain pen.
I imagine many people don’t give themselves enough credit for their written words – whether it’s literature or artistic. As a result, others are probably swept away by one’s work. Sweep yourself away, too.
I’ve said it before: I am not a writer. I write things down because I write letters to friends, but my main daily writing tasks are necessary because if I don’t, I’ll forget everything I need to do. Well, maybe not everything, but I’ll forget all the little important details. Therefore, I write as much down as possible. I don’t really keep everything I write – they’re just passing notes to myself. Once the tasks …
If I had any artistic skills, this would be a great concept to draw: “good writing is like a windowpane”. What is good writing to you? Letters to friends? Love letters? Jokes in your kids’ lunch boxes?
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. – Robert Frost I’m not a writer but sometimes I just ink up twenty fountain pens and scribble words down, because I love the feeling of the nib on paper, of the smooth feeling of ink flowing, and then seeing all the colors at the end.
Fountain pens make me want to write all sorts of magnificent, wonderful things. Often, it ends up as messy smudges or poor attempts at calligraphy. How about you? Do you create magnificent, wonderful things?
A friend of mine left this comment on one of my pictures awhile back, and I thought it was perfect. Indeed, fountain pens look as good in a pocket as a proper bow tie! To me, anyway.