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

Total pages written since last JWW post (Apr 22): 24

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 945

Total pages written in 2015: 205

Monthly Pen for May: ONLINE in Black, currently inked with J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche. I first talked about this pen in November of 2013, and it hasn’t been in my current rotation for a very long time.

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Next monthly pen will be chosen on May 27

Purchases:

I reviewed my new Coleto and De Atramentis Aubergine ink in this post.

I am still waiting on my ebay pen and items from Nanami Paper. And just this week I purchased two pens from sellers on FP Geeks. Lots to talk about coming up!

Some points covered this week in my journals:

  • I really enjoyed using my MV Prima this month. With the 1.1 stub nib my handwriting gets HUGE, so that’s one of the reasons why I wrote 24 pages this week. And now I will be using my old friend, the ONLINE fountain pen. I really don’t think I’ve used it since early 2014. But that’s the spirit of One Month, One Pen; I want to rotate my pens and fall in love with them all over again.
  • My niece is getting married this summer and last week I was invited to her wedding dress fitting. My sister and I went for dinner first, which was great, and then met my niece at the bridal store. And when she came out of the dressing room I cried. She looked so strong and beautiful, she took my breath away. The amazing gown she chose makes her so happy, and it shows.
  • Had a wonderful evening with my friend on Saturday. We went for dinner and then did some shopping at WalMart. I wasn’t feeling the best but I pushed myself and I was so glad I did because we had a great time.
  • One of my pen pals has a YouTube channel: Gerald Taylor. He cautioned to be careful when putting certain inks in pens with internal filling systems. He referred to SBRE Brown’s experience with Noodler’s Liberty Elysium and his own disappointment with Private Reserve ink. Vintage pens can be especially at risk. So I asked Gerald about my vintage Waterman. I explained that I was using only Waterman ink in it, and did he think that was ok. He reassured me that Waterman inks are one of the safest inks, particularly their blues. Zero staining and zero pen damage. Good to know – thanks Gerald! Check out his blog as well, mycoffeepot.org, for more in-depth discussion of the pens he reviews.

Until next week, happy writing!