30 days of thankful 2020 – #16

I am thankful for the generosity of the online community. I know that social media has been on trial and that platforms like Instagram are not perfect. But I have “met” some lovely people online. One such person sent me this beautiful fountain pen. I am a fountain pen novice and it has been fun to play around. I ordered a sample set of ink to try out. Dad loved fountain pens. He had beautiful handwriting and taught himself calligraphy. It has been fun to think about him as I begin my own exploration with pen and ink. I am still learning so for now, I will keep using my favorite pens in my notebooks. Maybe my 2021 notebook will feature more fountain pen scratchings.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

6 thoughts on “30 days of thankful 2020 – #16

  1. What a special way to connect with your Dad–through the pen. And I think it is so easy to throw out the baby with the bathwater, when it comes to social media. (I’m definitely guilty of that….it overwhelms me so.) All the more important to share moments like your fountain pen gift! Enjoy the creative exploration.

  2. I used to love writing with a fountain pen . . . years and years ago. Every once in a while, I’m tempted to pick one up again. Instead, I’ll just enjoy watching you write in your journals with your new pen and fun inks! Happy scratching!

  3. I know that the internet gets a really bad rep sometimes, but like you, I’ve been lucky to meet some lovely people. Your new pen looks like a lot of fun. My only experience with fountain pens has been the single-use ones you can buy and calligraphy pens, but I do see the appeal.

  4. we need to chat! I’m addicted to fountain pens, too. after a lot of experimenting, I settled on two that I love, and it might even be working its way into one … I also have Opinions about ink. (well, mostly also favorites). I use my two pens daily in my journal. Years ago, I used all kinds of colors and I loved the variety (I’d close my eyes and choose two pens from my case) … and now I love the consistency of “just” two colors. and I might be wanting more consistency with “just” one pen (well, one pen maker and two pens with the same design).

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