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Journals I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigreethe Happiness Journal and the Winnable Leather Journal

Total pages written since last JWW post (Aug 27): 14

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 580

Total pages written in 2014: 525

Total number of notebooks/pens/ink bought since self-imposed spending freeze (Jan 1/14): 28

  • 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
  • 1 Winnable Leather Notebook on July 10
  • 1 Wreck This Journal on Aug 2
  • 2 ink samples from Private Reserve: Avacado (sic) and DC Supershow Blue from Wonderpens on Aug 31
  • 2 Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks, grid and lined from Wonderpens on Aug 31
  • 1 Kaweco Sport Ink Roller Demonstrator from Wonderpens on Aug 31

Some topics covered this week:

  • I got a very special package in the mail last week. It’s something I’ve been wanting for a very long time. I got a very, very, very good deal on it – stay tuned for a blog post about it this weekend!
  • My mother was a photographer and paper crafter and sold many of her photographs/paper creations at local craft fairs on the island where I grew up, Cape Breton, off the coast of Nova Scotia. I was notified of a photograph taken and signed by my mother that was listed on Kijiji in my home town. I contacted the seller and we agreed I would purchase the photo and pay for all shipping charges. A friend of mine happened to be in our home town and he picked it up for me. The seller, Delores, wouldn’t take any money for it, as she felt the picture belonged with the daughter of the artist. I was so thrilled with it! I surprised my Dad and it brought back a lot of happy memories.
  • I had a discussion with a friend of mine about how the number of times you re-read a book indicates how important that book is to you. We also discussed the phenomenon of reading a book at the crucial time – you may read something in your twenties and be captivated and then in your forties you may be annoyed. So in that vein I have decided to re-read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and finish the other books in the series, three of which I own. I really hope I am enchanted once again.

Until next week, happy writing!