No theme this week. Just thoughts that struck me.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Everything is funny as long as it’s happening to someone else. - Will Rogers

Pen: Lamy AL-Star M nib
Ink: Robert Oster Copper
Paper: Rhodia Uni

A simple lettering style just concentrating on making everything more curvy. Will Rogers is always a great source for quotes. You can seem some shading from the Copper ink. I think if I got more ink on the page the Copper would show more interesting characteristics.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What you appreciate, appreciates. - Lynne Twist

Pen: Pelikan M205 m mib
Ink: Lamy Dark Lilac
Paper: Exacompta Notecard - blue

I heard this quote in an Oprah interview. More of a truism than a great thought, but where you spend your time and effort is what grows in your life. So spend it wisely. For the letters, I like this double line style. It gives an effect like shadows. I forgot I was doing all caps at one point.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough. - Mark Twain

Pen: Pilot Elite XF nib
Ink: Bung Box 4B
Paper: Fabriano EcoQua

I sat at my desk finishing a small glass of whiskey and trying to think of a quote. Another sip of whiskey and a quick search found this Mark Twain beauty. The Fabriano EcoQua notebooks are a good value. The Pilot Elite I picked up at a Triangle Pen Club meeting. The Bung Box 4B is a much loved blue-black, but I am still in search of a favorite blue-black.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The earth has music for those who listen. - Shakesphere

Pen: Lamy AL-Star 1.1 nib
Ink: Lamy Blue Ocean
Paper: Nock Co DotGrid Notecard

For this quote, I was already looking at the Blue Ocean pen and ink. I thought an ocean related would be good. My search hit on this Shakesphere line andI knew I had a winner. I added a closeup of the shading to the image. I may do that more going forward.

Friday, May 26, 2017

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. - Douglas Adams

Pen: Fosfor Pens Tikona broad nib
Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku
Paper: Tomoe River Paper - cream

This is the current state of my handwriting. I have been writing which does improve it, but I need to do some actual concentrated exercises to really make a leap forward. The Tikona is a huge pen I had made in India. I’ll do a whole post on it sometime. The broad Bock nib lays down some ink and when it is a beauty like Kon-Peki on Tomoe River, the results are gorgeous.