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Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal


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!!!


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.


Visiting The Fountain Pen Hospital In Manhattan

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

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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.


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.

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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
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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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