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#1 Jocelyn

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:13

Hi!  I'm Jocelyn, but I've also dubbed myself Miss Inky Fingers.  I'm a 42 year old woman from Connecticut, in the US.  

 

I was introduced to fountain pens 5 moths ago, starting with disposables, a month later moving to Metropolitans, and now I've got a pretty hearty pen collection including one Pilot Falcon and a couple more mid range pens, plus a healthy allotment of workhorses (those cheap pens that deal with my crazy needs and inks well, like my Lamy Safary's, which don't clog from shimmering inks!).  

 

When current orders arrive, my collection will number 11 fountain pens, 2 glass dipping pens, and two calligraphy dip pens (just learning!).

 

I'm just about to buy a nice vintage pen with a fine flex nib... I don't have one picked out yet (I have to wait to get my new credit card in a week or so to shop), but I'm crazy for flex writing and even the Falcon can't quiet pull it off, so vintage it will be. I REALLY want a "Ladies'" pen with a loop on the cap, but I'm not picky about cosmetics, I just want an excellent writer. I'm VERY excited that I got that credit approved because I'll get, in addition to the vintage, another falcon (this time F instead of B nib (oops!)), another stub (either a Conklin Duragraph or a Monteverde Intima, and one more Ahab.  So, yah,, maxing that right out!

 

My FAVORITE thing about fountain pens is INKSSSSS!   When my current orders come in I'll have amassed about 35 bottles and I'm out of room but show now signs of stopping.  There's always an exciting new hue or shade, or a feature I never imagined ink could have! My favorites of the moment are kosumosu (iroshizuku, a bubblegum pink) and Solferino (in the purple family, super vibrant!).  **I'm going nuts for shading ink right now and also waterproof (but not bullet proof) non-black and non-blue inks... recommendations welcome!**

 

My spare time is spent writing a lot of letters to pen-pals and friends I like to keep in touch with.. its replaced Facebook as my primary social communication.  I'm always looking for new snail mail pen-pals if anyone is interested, leave me your mailing address and I'll send you a letter if you promise to write back!

 

Well, that's me!  Ready to participate instead of just checking here when I have questions!

 

Bye!

 

Miss Inky Fingers

aka

Jocelyn

 

 


Miss Inky Fingers ===== Jocelyn

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:24

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.


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#3 DaveT

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 12:01

Jocelyn, hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

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#4 Beauport

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 13:46

Greetings and a warm welcome !


Retired, twice. Time to do more things, writing being one.

#5 PAKMAN

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 13:54

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


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#6 tmenyc

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 13:55

Jocelyn,

I don't know where you live in Connecticut, but if your work or pleasure brings you into Manhattan on Thursday, join us at the monthly Big Apple Pen Club meeting!  The meeting notice is here.  And, if you can't come this week but want to at some point, feel free to reach out to me here or at bapcemail@gmail.com and I'll add you to the email list. 

 

best,

Tim



#7 Wahl

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 15:05

Hi Jocelyn   :W2FPN:



#8 Chrissy

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 21:36

Hello Jocelyn and welcome to FPN. :W2FPN:​ 



#9 tbickiii

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 22:53

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#10 northstar

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 03:40

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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#11 estie1948

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 05:58

Hello, Jocelyn, and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. This is now your place as much as it is ours. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have and don't hesitate to state your opinions. I hope you enjoy your time here.

 

-David (Estie).


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#12 Sasha Royale

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 18:21

Welcome,  Miss Inky Fingers  !  

 

Use of inks, other than fountain pen inks, in fountain pens is strongly discouraged.  However, I understand the universal commonality of Americans -- We don't like being told what to do !   For such "abused" fountain pen, I recommend a weekly "safety" flush with a 1:10 household ammonia : water.  

 

Do you still have the disposable pens ?  Somebody put ink into them in the past.  Somebody can put ink into them today.  It can be fun, and educational, to refill such pens.  Inks are precioussssss !

 

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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