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Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal



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My Husband Gave Me A Turquoise Twsbi Diamond 580Al!

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Milestones 22 June 2017 · 2,072 views

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I inked up my TWSBI (my first TWSBI!) with Iroshizuku Syo-Ro and created this wee doodle.
 
The Pilot Falcon is still my favourite writing experience, but I'm too paranoid to take with me travelling in case I lose it or someone I meet along the way (young readers, etc.) accidentally hurts my gold nib. The TWSBI is a pen I can take out to jot notes without feeling I have to be super-careful. I would be disappointed and sad if I lost it, but as much as if I lost my Pilot Falcon.
 
I ended up not taking ANY fountain pens on my book tour earlier this year because I was travelling with just carry-on for the week, and it would have been Very Bad if I had gotten any ink on my clothes since I wouldn't have any time to wash any along the way (I flew to a new state every day). I really missed my fountain pens!




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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 · 2,166 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 · 2,387 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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Ode To My New Noodler's Flex Nib Pen

Posted by DebbieOhi , in Inky Milestones, Poetry 26 December 2016 · 2,308 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 · 1,755 views
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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 · 1,368 views
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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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