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Week #2 / 8 Jan: Throw Of The Dice - 2017 Weekly Ink Project


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Thanks to all for joining our first week's ink project! May you have a lucky and happy year.

 

The second week is coming very soon (depending on where you live and whether you count Sunday or Monday as the first day of the week). We are doing a "random ink" this week: Close your eyes and pick a random ink from your stash, or devise any curious method to randomly draw an ink for the week. No peeking! :D

 

As usual, don't forget to share with us your choice of ink, your writing, drawing, doodling or anything with the ink in this thread. You can take a photo, make a scan, or even better, write letters and CRV reviews (what is a CRV?) and mail them to the many ink pals here. You are welcome to check back on this thread even when we've gone past this week.

 

For newcomers, click here to read more about this community project.

 

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Week #3 we are doing the theme "When Old Loves Rekindle": Use an ink you once loved but somehow ignored for a long time.

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I'm going to count up all my inks (I have a file listing them by brand on my computer, for both bottled inks and samples) and will use a random number generator. If it turns out that I end up with an empty sample vial, I'll either pick a vial on either side of it in the tray or either before or after it in the list. ;)

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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I'm going to count up all my inks (I have a file listing them by brand on my computer, for both bottled inks and samples) and will use a random number generator. If it turns out that I end up with an empty sample vial, I'll either pick a vial on either side of it in the tray or either before or after it in the list. ;)

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Did you know that the Fountain Pen Database now includes a section for inks?

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“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t.


And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”


Granny Aching

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Here's my random ink of the week:

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In real life it's actually bluer than this picture shows - and the paper has a yellowish cast to it. I'm afraid I do not like it much, although the dip in Hero 232 does help, in my eyes. I may add it to my bottle of Random Blue ink (which I started some time ago and thus is also a truly random ink - the only condition for addition is that the ink be blue).

a fountain pen is physics in action... Proud member of the SuperPinks

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This threads are simply awesome.

 

@Migo - gods of randomness are sometimes gracious. Nice choice.

@Lgsoltek - Olivastre rocks. Also, to be honest, I have more samples than ink bottles. Actually it's frightening. I systematically give them away but still there's around 90 vials in my house.

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This is a fun 'game.' Thanks for coming up with it, Lgsoltek!

 

So this week, I actually did close my eyes, hover over the inks and grab...this one. R & K Alt Goldgrun, loaded in a Pelikan pen I haven't used in so long I had to look up what it's called.

 

 

http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/6414/8389/8613/Alt_Goldgrun-640p.jpg

My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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