Day 321 of Project 365: Dumas

Day 321 of Project 365: Dumas
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Still stuck on that report. Sometimes it helps to write longhand. When I am really feeling bad about the state of the brainmeats, I break out the fancy ink. This is a limited edition Noodler’s run for the Fountain Pen Network called Dumas Tulipe Noire. It is almost exactly #330033.

Day 321 of Project 365: Dumas

The ink doesn’t make me anywhere near as clever as Dumas, but it makes the flailing bearable. To see how the ink looks on the page, read my ink test from a couple of years ago.

gratitude: planning my trip to the States for commencement this December · a not-bad 3km run on still-sore legs · taking a study break to play a quick hand of “Murder of Crows” with FunkyPlaid and Yaj

Not an ink and pen test: Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses and Pelikan M 205.

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My husband surprised me this Christmas with the white Pelikan M 205 I had eyed in Flax, along with a stunning array of Noodler’s inks. I will save the others for their own posts, because this one belongs to Black Swan in Australian Roses.

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Not an ink and pen test: Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses and Pelikan M 205.

Materials used: Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses ink, Leuchtturm 1917 dotted pocket notebook, Pelikan Souveran M 205 white fountain pen.

I have more recommendations on fountain pens and ink, including inexpensive starter pens.

Not an ink test: Diamine Blue-Black.

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Just a transcript this time, because I am too exhausted from schoolwork.

Something a little different today. My Sheaffer Prelude is one of my few medium-nib pens. It allows the ink to shine a bit more, & this ink deserves it. This is Diamine Blue-Black, a new favorite. I like how teal this appears on the page; it reminds me of Noodler’s Air-Corp Blue [sic], while not being so wet. All of the Diamine inks I use are faster-drying than Noodler’s, which make them great choices for journaling.

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Not an ink test: Diamine Blue-Black

Materials used: Diamine Blue-Black ink, Clairefontaine grid spiral notebook (14.8 x 21cm), Sheaffer Prelude fountain pen. The Noodler’s ink I mention is actually called Aircorp Blue-Black.

I have more recommendations on fountain pens and ink, including inexpensive starter pens.

Not an ink test: Noodler’s FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire.

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I am digging these ink tests, and not only because they provide me with content on the days I don’t feel like writing about anything very personal. Sometimes the ink test research helps me discover other inks I must have! As I was looking for the proper title for this ink, I discovered Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses, which appeals to me on so many levels.

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Not an ink test: Noodler's Tulipe Noire

Materials used: Noodler’s FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire ink, Clairefontaine grid spiral notebook (14.8 x 21cm), Pelikan Souveran M 400 white tortoiseshell fountain pen.

I have more recommendations on fountain pens and ink, including inexpensive starter pens.