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

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Hi Arachne, Welcome to FPN.

 

 

That is a great drawing, if somewhat depressing.

 

 

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

"Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause." - Gandhi -

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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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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.

"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."-Jim Valvano

 

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