Friday, August 26th, 2011

Changing Inks with the Seasons?

Stephanie

As summer moves towards fall, I wonder how many of our fountain pen friends are swapping out bright blue and vivid green inks for fiery oranges and deep brown ones. I personally like to use whatever I’m inspired by in any given moment – but then again, I’m also not one to swap out summer clothes for winter ones. I think it’s because I live in a constant state of denial pertaining to the weather here in the northeast US.

I don’t currently have many pens inked up, but what I am using is: Herbin’s Perle Noire in my Pelikan M200, (which I’m almost out of because it’s my favorite black ink) Violette Pensee in my vintage Parker Vacumatic (always), Sailor Blue in my Red Lamy Safari, (the one with the custom ground cursive italic nib from Pendemonium) and Diamine Damson in my Charcoal Safari. I also have Amaranth in my blue Safari but it’s an EF nib on that pen and the ink is flowing thinner than I prefer – will likely flush that out and pick a different shade of red for that pen.

What inks are you currently using?


14 thoughts on “Changing Inks with the Seasons?

  1. Yes! I like to switch to seasonal colors for the first couple weeks of the season. While I’m not a big fan of brown, I like orange, yellow, violet, dark grey, and black in the fall. However, too many dark colors can be depressing, so by the end of September I’ll probably have switched back to pink, green, and red!

  2. Yes! I like to switch to seasonal colors for the first couple weeks of the season. While I’m not a big fan of brown, I like orange, yellow, violet, dark grey, and black in the fall. However, too many dark colors can be depressing, so by the end of September I’ll probably have switched back to pink, green, and red!

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