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What I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigree journal, Winnable Leather Journal and the Believe In Yourself journal

Total pages written since last JWW post (Nov 12): 8

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 699

Total pages written in 2014: 644

Total number of notebooks/pens/ink bought since self-imposed spending freeze observation experiment (it’s not much of a freeze these days!) (Jan 1/14): 36

  • 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
  • 1 Leaf Binder from eBay
  • 1 Alphabet Journal from Suzi Q
  • 1 Dragonfly Journal, 1 Wooden Fountain Pen, and 1 Zebra V-301 Fountain pen in September
  • 1 Pilot Metropolitan pen from Amazon on Nov 7 to celebrate Fountain Pen Day
  • 1 limited edition purple Pilot Metropolitan in Leopard on Nov 15 at Reid’s Stationers (blog post coming)
  • 1 Leuchtturm 17 purple Jottbook on Nov 15 at Reid’s Stationers (blog post coming)

Some topics covered this week:

  • I received my order from The Literary Gift Company, which I talk about here. So many great ideas for that reader/writer on your Christmas list!
  • My friends and I went to Reid’s Stationers, my favorite Calgary pen and paper store, last weekend. I bought a number of things, two of which are mentioned above in bold. I will write a blog post about those items and other things I purchased.
  • Lots of changes at work – layoffs and restructuring. Fun times.
  • Still no updates for NaNoWriMo, much to my shame. This is just not my year.

Next week I will be on a little holiday so may not post regularly. But I will try.

Happy writing!