12 inks for 2019

What does an empty ink bottle look like? I watched in amazement in 2018 as people on my Instagram feed actually finished bottles of ink. The #emptyinkbottlechallenge seemed to me as crazy, admirable and impossible as running an ultramarathon. As of today, I have 166 full-size bottles of ink (excluding sample vials and duplicates), and … Continue reading 12 inks for 2019

The Conid Minimalistica Monarch is an o-ring away from fantastic

It normally doesn't take me long to make up my mind about a pen. But the Conid Minimalistica is so different to anything I've owned before that it's left me confused. I bought this pen, the special edition "Monarch" Minimalistica, through a lucky accident that I'll spare you from hearing. The Monarch is a limited … Continue reading The Conid Minimalistica Monarch is an o-ring away from fantastic

Friday five

Magnificent seven has been going pretty well. Time to take it to the next level: Friday five. Same principle, two fewer pens. Here's week one. Conid Minimalistica Monarch, Sailor Kin-Mokusei I've been persevering with the Conid, and today flushed out the Montblanc UNICEF, tried Montblanc Red Chine, then flushed and inked with this orange, in … Continue reading Friday five