There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah
— Leonard Cohen
I bought this in a Massdrop sale, not 100% sure about it, but encouraged by the number of positive reviews. It was worth it, for sure. It is a beautiful pen, buttery smooth writer. Currently inked with Noodler’s Red-Black ink. Continue reading New Pen: Franklin Christoph
It was supposed to be a month filled with inkings, but I only managed a few.
UPDATE: Wed Sep 21 09:16:12 2016 – I got a replacement pen!
I wrote Goulet Pens customer service asking about this problem, wanting to know what to do about it. They wrote back letting me know that it might be a problem with the manufacturing and told me to contact Yafa, the distributors for Monnteverde. I did so, and happy ending time: Yafa is sending me a new pen!
Thanks to Clara at Yafa and Kelsi at Goulet for all the help.
In recent penmail
This poem was posted on Facebook yesterday. The particular verse appears in the middle, but struck me rather strongly, so I had to ink it.
David Whyte, “What to Remember When Waking”
From the Netflix show “Sense8”
I obtained a set of Winsor Newton Watercolour Markers, their 6-pack, and tried them out on a number of papers to see how they perform. Perhaps no surprise, but the smoother the paper, given enough weight, the better they perform.
I particularly like how the work on the smooth Stillman & Birn papers, expecially the gamma (vellum), epsilon, and zeta. The Tamoe River paper was very nice. I also very much enjoyed the performance on plain old printer paper. Continue reading New watercolour markers