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Journals I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigree and the Happiness Journal

Total pages written since last JWW post (June 25): 25

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 449

Total pages written in 2014: 394

Total number of notebooks/pens/ink bought since self-imposed spending freeze (Jan 1/14): 21

  • 1 pen + 1 bottle of ink = 2 items in a gift set on Jan 14
  • 1 bottle of KoninginneNach-Blauw from Akkerman on Feb 5
  • 1 Visconti Rembrandt Calligraphy set in Red = 2 items (pen and ink bottle) from Goldspot on May 15
  • 1 bottle of J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche from Goldspot on May 15
  • 1 bottle of De Atramentis Heather Violet from Goldspot on May 15
  • 5 pens, 4 notebooks, 3 tins of ink cartridges from Reid’s on June 14
  • 1 Jinhao X450 from ebay; received on June 19
  • 1 bottle of De Atramentis William Shakespeare ink from Goulet Pens; received on June 25 (blog posts to follow)

Topics covered since last update (just a few; been busy!):

  • Finished transcribing the Maya Angelou interview in the Paperblanks journal
  • We hosted a family BBQ and welcomed visiting cousins from Italy. It was fantastico! And they brought me the most amazing gift – future blog post!
  • A friend is changing careers so I am sending positive vibes her way.
  • I’m issuing myself a challenge: no-spend July. I have lost the spirit of my spending freeze so I want to resurrect it. No notebooks, pens or ink for the month of July. Wish me luck!