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.
A little author inspiration doesn’t hurt the soul. Or the pen. Or the nib! After seeing the Montblanc Hemingway pen in person, I confirmed to myself I really liked it. What does that have to do with this quote? Not much, really, but it made me go on a bit of a Hemingway binge.
I realize my handwriting in this is atrocious. My apologies. Please don’t be angry. This is a modern Aurora, and looks far different than the older-style Auroras that are still available. Cats are inconvenient when you’re trying to write or type, but that’s half the fun of having them. It’s cute until they start biting your fountain pens, anyway. I keep hearing Aurora made some great pens, so I’ll have to scope them out.
Modern nibs can offer some line variation, too. I know, this is a blinding, bright pen, but it has a fun nib. That’s an extra-fine that offers some line variation, in case you want a little but don’t want a full flex nib. (Why you wouldn’t want both is beyond me!). I think this is a great quote, a superb, fun pen, and a lovely nib. I also think writing things down, and writing to …
This wasn’t written with a vintage pen, in fact, it was written with a very modern pen by a modern manufacturer. Do you take notes when you read classic books? Do you also have plenty of stationery? I don’t have plenty of stationery anymore. Okay, I do compared to people who don’t care for stationery, but in the pen-loving world, I don’t have that much. I do, however, write down my favorite quotes as I …
I admit, I still like a lot of ballpoints, and I carry several with me most of the time. Dr. Roe is right though: the feeling of writing with a smooth, well-ground flexible gold nib is unreal. The sensation of a nib gliding across paper is magical. I love it. Sheer pleasure? Yep.