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Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal



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Doodling With An Inky Blotch With My New Edison Nouveau Premiere!

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Milestones, Illustrated Journal 07 May 2017 · 285 views

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Fountain pen artplay this morning. Whilst inking up my new Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass pen (a gift from my husband) with some Private Reserve Arabian Rose, I accidentally made an ink blotch. I decided to doodle with the blotch, of course. :-) . I love my new pen!!!




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Thank You, Ralfstc!

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Illustrated Journal, Inky Milestones 15 March 2017 · 733 views

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Thanks SO much to ralfstc, who sent me this pen, which I LOVE: from researching online, I believe it's a Waterman's 352 Stalwart, made in Canada in the 1940's. According to ralfstc, the nib was modified by John Sorowka (Oxonian).
 
Ralf sent me this pen in thanks for a fountain pen drawing I sent him which was in thanks for the sample of Lamy Dark Lilac he sent me. :-)
 
I love fountain pen people!
 
It's my first Waterman and also my first pen with an ink sac - I had to look up online how to use it! Any advice/tips re: maintenance welcome. :-)
 
And again, THANK YOU, RALFSTC! So looking forward to writing with my new pen. I've inked it up with Iroshizuku Kon Peki.




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Visiting The Fountain Pen Hospital In Manhattan

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Misc 18 February 2017 · 1,296 views
nyc

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I had a chance to visit the Fountain Pen Hospital (http://fountainpenhospital.com) in Manhattan earlier this week. WOW!!! It's pretty amazing.
 
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Had a great conversation with Joseph, who has been working there for 16 years. I tried out a Sailor 1911 with a music nib & some other pens, browsed the gorgeous pens in the showcases, salivated over all the inks and notebooks. I resisted buying any new pens, mainly because (1) I want to get to know my new Pilot Falcon better before considering other gold nib pens, (2) I need to keep an eye on my budget) and (3) was also feeling a tad overwhelmed by ALL THE CHOICES. :-)
 
This shop was founded in 1946 and used to focus on repairs, but now carries a wide range of vintage as well as modern-day writing instruments...PLUS pens, notebooks, inks and more.
 
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I bought a Rotring pen after hearing about it from artist friends, as well as some inks, notebooks & other pen goodies:
 
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When I got back to my friend's place, however, I realized that somehow my two Rhodia notebooks never made it into the bag...so I had an excuse to go back the next afternoon. Joseph apologized but I reassured him that it was mostly my fault for distracting him while he was ringing up my purchases; I was excitedly chatting with him about pens and the store as well as asking him to take a photo of me in the shop. :-)
 
Can't wait to try out all my new goodies.




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Visiting Cw Pencils In Manhattan

Posted by DebbieOhi , 18 February 2017 · 1,022 views
pencils, nyc, manhattan

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted on the forums saying that I was going to NYC for work but had a few extra hours to wander about, and asked if anyone had any suggestions about where I should go. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice! One of the places I visited was CW Pencils on 100 Forsyth St. ( https://cwpencils.com ).
 
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It's a tiny shop but WOW, does it have a lot of different pencils!
 
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I asked the clerk for advice and she put out a bunch of sample pencils for me to try as well as a test notebook. I ended up buying a lot of pencils I can't wait to start sketching with. My pencils at home are horrible and scratchy and I am going give them away as soon as I can.
 
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Comic: F Means Flex

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Comics 10 January 2017 · 1,437 views

Thanks to MsRedPen for the caption!
 
 

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Comic: The Scandal

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Comics 08 January 2017 · 1,381 views

Title: "The Scandal."

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Comic: Fpn Forum Addiction Support

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Comics 28 December 2016 · 1,500 views

The patient in this comic does not, ahem, resemble ANYONE in real life (*cough*), of course.
 
:blush:
 

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Comic: The Misunderstanding

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Comics 26 December 2016 · 1,342 views

My first fountain pen comic!

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Ode To My New Noodler's Flex Nib Pen

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Milestones, Poetry 26 December 2016 · 1,372 views
flex, ahab, poem

I recently bought my first flex pen: a Noodler's Ahab Flex pen, purchased from Wonderpens in Toronto.
 
As you can tell, I'm still trying to get the hang of it!

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A New Iroshizuku Ink For Me: Yama-Budo

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Milestones 26 December 2016 · 1,099 views
iroshizuku, yamabudo, lamysafari and 1 more...

The Iroshizuku inks are expensive but I wanted to try a second ink color, so opted for Yama-Budo. Actually, I ordered Kon-Peki but the company accidentally sent me the wrong colour. I decided to keep Yama-Budo because I love the vibrancy. It's not a colour I'd use to write an entire letter but I do like the contrast to my Yama-Guri. I do still want Kon-Peki as well.
 
And as you can see from the photo, I did buy another Lamy Safari. Laywine's in Toronto was still having its Mix'n'Match Lamy Safari sale, so I could not resist picking different colors.
 
I do so love how the Lamy Safari fits in my hand, and how smooth it writes.

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My Very First Fountain Pen!

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Milestones 26 December 2016 · 790 views
iroshizuku, scriptus, lamysafari

After years of believing that fountain pens were just too unwieldy and messy and scratchy for day-to-day use, my friend Michelle Leung convinced me to check out Scriptus, a Toronto pen show, in October 2016. My husband came along (he's been a fan of fountain pens for years but gave up on trying to convince me) and bought me my very first fountain pen: a red Lamy Safari. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
 
My first ink, also purchased at the Scriptus show: Iroshizuku Yama-Guri (the brand was recommended by my husband).

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