12-17-2014, 08:54 AM
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This year the presents under the tree will be un-shave related (as far as my sources can tellSmile ).

But there will be pen related items. I can't post specifics but Mary Lou, our daughter and I will all get pens, inks and/or accessories.

I haven't been this excited about Christmas since Amy was a kid!!
Only 8 more days to wait. I'll never make it.

How about you? Any anticipated pen type items in your stocking?

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 12-17-2014, 12:28 PM
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no pens for me, but two kinds of gampi paper. 2 sheets being multicolored 100 years old and 6 sheets plain white transparent being 30 years, made by father and son.

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 12-17-2014, 12:48 PM
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(12-17-2014, 12:28 PM)tonsorius Wrote: no pens for me, but two kinds of gampi paper. 2 sheets being multicolored 100 years old and 6 sheets plain white transparent being 30 years, made by father and son.

WOW. Just wow.

Will you actually use it? Seems almost sacred.

Phil

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 12-17-2014, 01:15 PM
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oh yes, absolutely. this is the kind of paper i use, but normally in pale yellow or ice blue, together with my lifetime supply of xuan paper (1978).

handmade gampi paper in 4 shades
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 12-17-2014, 01:37 PM
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Marius, that paper is GORGEOUS!!! Eeeeek

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 12-17-2014, 01:51 PM
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thank you freddy. however, they are not happy for hard nibs, but i only use brushes anyway. the gampi contains naturally colored stone, so the colors will not fade. in addition they are resistant to insects, and being quite resistant to fire as well. the main characteristic is that the surface is competely smooth, but still extremely soft, and ink won't bleed despite being sucked into the paper, so it's in many ways the opposite of my untreated xuan paper. sorry to hijack this thread with paper-talk Blush

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 12-17-2014, 07:02 PM
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I'm probably buying Myself some paper post xmas. Suggestions?
I've been scribbling in a few MOLESKINE notebooks I bought for pennies at a garage saleBlush

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 12-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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i don't think i have any good suggestions - but many years ago i worked in an art supply store that had enormous amounts of paper from all corners of the world. when i asked my boss never ending questions about paper he simply demanded me to try each and every kind - touch them, tear and curl them, using all kinds of pens and pencils and crayons and charcoal and paint, tea and wine and coffee and whatnot...

i usually make notebooks myself - it is more economical and i can bind in different kinds of paper in the same album to use according to my mood. for use at home it can be a good idea with a large roll for general use for unimportant work - but the drawback is that it sometimes happens while you least expect it that something of unrepeatable beauty was made on inferior paper, and that is a pity - at least i think so...

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 12-17-2014, 08:25 PM
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Marius, a true artist! Thumbup

Enjoy the presents, Phil! Smile

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 12-28-2014, 04:25 AM
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I didn't receive any pens or writing-related materials for Christmas, but we did give our best friend a Delta Fusion82 fountain pen, which I bought at the Toronto Pen Show in November. It's a lovely pen.

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 12-28-2014, 05:22 AM
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indeed a lovely pen! which color did you choose?

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 12-28-2014, 05:53 AM
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(12-28-2014, 05:22 AM)tonsorius Wrote: indeed a lovely pen! which color did you choose?

The blue; it's a blue marble in fact.

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