Today I attended a Traveler’s Notebook meetup at Oblation Papers and Press, Portland’s premiere paper boutique and letterpress studio, and one of my favorite places on Earth. I bought my first Traveler’s Notebook in May 2010. The first words I wrote in it were, “I know, I know — a new notebook, really?” Yes, really,Continue reading “The analog joy of a Traveler’s Notebook meetup.”
Tonight I turned the page to peek at 2017. It looks so clean and new from here. I am sure 2016 looked much the same, last December 28th. Is it foolish to look forward to a symbolic fresh start? Are these merely the first few hours of our darker days? via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iHenLA Writing from:Continue reading “Day 363 of Project 365: Turning the page.”
Here is my first Kaweco, a Liliput Fireblue, which is one of the smallest fountain pens — less than four inches long when capped! Each pen is hand-torched by Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet to give it the distinctively mottled steel finish. I’m looking forward to putting it through its paces in future ink tests! viaContinue reading “Day 362 of Project 365: Fireblue.”
A friend asked if I would write some lines of poetry in Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku fountain pen ink but I need to break out the dSLR to capture the shading. Not tonight! Too sleepy. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: an episode of “Take My Wife”.
Some people unwind after a long workday with a martini. I refill fountain pens. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the rain.
I was thumbing through this fun book my dad sent called “Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition” and found this phrase. It is meant to be soothing but it sounds pretty ominous too. (Bonus failed Uncial in the corner.) Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: nothing in particular. Must be time forContinue reading “Day 309 of Project 365: Worse things happen at sea.”
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series! Somehow this “Westworld” quote seemed appropriate. Practicing my wonky g’s with some Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst in my Conklin All-American. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: November rain. Not the GnR song.
The weekend is nearly over, so it must be time to play with some ink. De Atramentis Charles Dickens is a greenish gray (the bottle says “cement grey”) with excellent shading. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: “Little River” by Loamlands.
I’ve introduced FunkyPlaid to “Detectorists” and I’m enjoying it even more the second time around. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: that great theme song again.
I love my notebook, but on days like today I worry that my analog to-do list isn’t capable of handling everything I throw at it. Occasionally I flirt with a digital task manager … And then I think of all of the ink I’d be missing out on. Writing from: my study in Portland. ListeningContinue reading “Day 252 of Project 365: Analog vs. digital.”