Friday, November 25th, 2016

Rhodia Fan Profile: Janet Faught

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RD: Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

JF: My website is www.janzart.wordpress.com.  I post infrequently. On Instagram @jf2436.

I love learning! I study French, Botanical Illustration, Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil), Calligraphy, bookmaking, ceramics, paper making and marbling, and drawing, I love to send and receive mail art and handwritten letters in which I like to embellish with artwork. I collect and use fountain pens and I love art supplies.

RD: How and when did you first discover Rhodia products?

JF: I first discovered Rhodia through a discussion with fountain pen geek people.

RD: Which are your favorite Rhodia products?

JF: I like all of the Rhodia papers, but the ones I use most are the lined tablets. I like the ivory paper as well as the ice. I use the 2.9 x 4.1 grid pad for recording ink samples I get from Goulet Pens. I use the beautiful webnotebook with 90g ivory paper for my quote book  It is sheer pleasure to write in it. I have over 100 pages of quotes I have been collecting since 1980.

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RD: Do you always use the same product(s) or do you change periodically?

JF: Currently I am out of the 5 x 7 pads, but I have used up many of them. I like that size for letters but the larger lined pad works well too.

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RD: Do you use them in any way that is specific to your work?

JF: I am an avid hand letter writer and I mainly use fountain pens. The ink I use doesn’t bleed on Rhodia paper. I love it! I also do small art work in my letters and the paper works fantastic with watercolor, marker, ink, and color pencil. I am teaching pointed pen and require all of my students to use Rhodia pad # 18!

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RD: Pencil, pen, or other? Favorites?

JF: My favorite pencils are Tombow for graphite and Prismacolor and Faber Castell for regular colored pencils. Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils are my favorite right now. I have many favorite pens. I like the Pilot Vanishing point, the Pilot Namiki Falcon, the Twisbi echo, the Lamy Joy and Lamy Safari.

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RD: Where do you regularly purchase Rhodia products?

JF: I purchase Rhodia products at Tabula Rasa in Salt Lake and Dick Blick in Sugarhouse in Utah.

RD: Is there any way we could improve on your favorite product?

JF: For an improvement, I would like a little narrower lines as a choice as well as a landscape lined pad.


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