Ink Of The Month – May ‘20 – Ferris Wheel Press, Jelly Bean Blue

I chose Jelly Bean Blue for this month’s Ink Of The Month after seeing some Forget Me Not flowers growing in the garden. Forget Me Nots have a wide colour palette ranging from deep blue to a blue that is so pale it almost looks like white; ones I saw were a lovely mid blue and that inspired me to choose a blue for this month. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – May ‘20 – Ferris Wheel Press, Jelly Bean Blue”

Ink Of The Month For Easter – April ‘20 – Blackbird Ink Puffin Orange

Blackbird Ink make up a small but notable corner of my ever-growing ink collection; ever-growing being a polite way of saying I have stopped counting conventionally and adopted a similar approach to that of Sgt Detritus’s (from the Discworld’s Ankh Morpork City Watch) e.g. one, two, three, many……. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month For Easter – April ‘20 – Blackbird Ink Puffin Orange”

Muji Word Cards, an alternative to Col-o-ring Ink Testing Book

I came across this workable alternative when I only after I bought the Word Cards for an entirely different purpose; originally I bought them because I was looking for a reasonably substantial slip of paper to wedge under the clip on a fountain pen to tell me what ink I was testing in it. This idea expanded from just writing the name/colour of the ink to doing a small swatch with a Q-Tip to make identification of the colour in the pen even easier. Continue reading “Muji Word Cards, an alternative to Col-o-ring Ink Testing Book”

Ink Of The Month – January ’20 – Monteverde Horizon Blue Ink

For Ink Of The Month in January ’20 I decided to try out an ink I have heard a lot about, Monteverde Horizon Blue. This ink has been around for a while now and has quite a following, and I thought it about time that I dipped my toe in the ink and see what this blue is all about. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – January ’20 – Monteverde Horizon Blue Ink”

Ink Of The Month – December ’19 – Lamy Crystal Ink Azurite

Welcome to Ink Of The Month for December ’19

Lamy is one of those brands that I have very mixed feelings about; on the one hand I admire the build quality and reliability of their pens but on the other hand I really don’t like the triangular section on the Safari/Al Star range, in my opinion it is long overdue for a design overhaul. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – December ’19 – Lamy Crystal Ink Azurite”