greens and blue-greens, ink edition

I go through colour phases. A long time ago when family tried to get me to stop wearing so much black (I live in NYC, I wear black, deal), I shifted through the colour spectrum more frequently. During each colour shift, it seems almost everything I acquire ends up that colour. It isn’t conscious I just look up and suddenly everything all my accessories are shade of green. I’ve been in the green phase for a several years now. It’s a good place to be and I find it easier to mix two shades of green than I can other hues. I realized that a secondary colour arrived. Perhaps it began with the surprisingly perfect sweater. It has now expanded into my ink collection.

Inks shown are Noodler’s General of the Armies, J Herbin Vert Empire, J Herbin Lierre Sauvage, J Herbin Poussière de Lune, and a mystery teal cartridge.

Do you have a favourite fountain pen ink? I love J Herbin’s Poussière de Lune the most.

a new fountain pen

The other week I discovered a new, inexpensive, small fountain pen by J Herbin. I like small and slim fountain pens, they are the most comfortable in my hand. I bought a J Herbin roller ball several years ago. I love it. I was very excited to see this pen but couldn’t find it online, it was that new. Karen at Exaclair was very generous and sent me a demo pen before she even got a chance to try it!

This pen writes beautifully and if you don’t want to use cartridges the Monteverde Mini Ink Cartridge Converter fits.

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Looking for a J Herbin fountain pen of your own? Ask your local stockist to carry them, or try online at Paper Bistro.