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#1 arachne


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 21:33

Hello from the piedmont region of South Carolina, where this afternoon we had several tornado warnings, but no tornados. I've been a handweaver for 45+ years, and recently started making handbound blank journals as a way of using up some of my stash of handwoven fabrics on the covers. Then I began drawing in the journals, and bought a few fountain pens, and started collecting interesting inks to draw with, and one thing led to another. . .

My favorite writing pens are my Lamys, but I just got a Creaper with flexible nib for drawing. I like to use Noodler's Lexington Gray for line drawings, and sometimes I do watercolor washes over the line work.

Now all I need is a few more hours in the day so that I don't have to steal time from the weaving to give to the fountain pens.

Here's a page from my current sketchbook with my Creaper and Noodler's Nightshade ink. This was sketched in an old cemetery while traveling in Massachusetts last month. 



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 21:44

Welcome! One thing certainly does lead to another, and, here in the Network....reading leads to contagion of amassing pens, and inks, and paper!



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:14

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:17

Hi Arachne, Welcome to FPN.



That is a great drawing, if somewhat depressing.








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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:41

Greetings from northern Califronia and a very warm welcome to FPN. Thanks for introducing yourself; it's great to have you here with us.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:45

Welcome !


I look forward to seeing more of your ink scetches in the future.


Maybe you will share photos of your handwoven journals ?


Write with joy.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 22:51

Welcome! Finally I am not the newest of the new guys here.  Love to see some of your journals!


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 00:45

Welcome.  Glad you joined the forum.  This is a great place to spend some time, just be prepared for the addictive side effects.  BTW, nice sketch and I too would like to see photos of your journals.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 13:29

Hi! Welcome to FPN.   :W2FPN:
I'm really glad you've joined us.


Keep in touch,

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 15:48

Welcome to FPN !

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 19:57

Welcome from the midlands! :W2FPN:



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:08

Welcome to the Network! Hope to see you around!

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