No Lojong today…
Wicked busy shellacking to a deadline!
First trip to Oblation Papers here in Portland. It took a friend visiting from out of town — so sorry I had not gone before but better for my wallet! Great store, lovely people, and we had fun sharing pen and ink stories.
I bought my first Sailor ink, Mo in Tangerine. I have to admit I was sold by the origami box… Beautiful product design! A deeply pigmented orange ink, shown in journal and swabbed, below! However, it has a very strange smell, like Band-aids!
The serendipity of using two orange inks in my 1584 Journal, I began to think they were very very similar. But when I swabbed the inks, below, I could see differences. Diamine is brighter and leans pink, while yellows appears in the Tangerine. I am enjoying this ink, but will not lament it when it is gone — when the smell is factored in, it is not a nice as other orange inks. Below I offer some comps, from my favorites, Pumpkin and Orange Zest, to warmer Robert Oster oranges.
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Hahnemühle 1584 Journal,
Pentel Aquash waterbrushes, Robert Oster Emerald ink,
Robert Oster Fire Engine Red ink, Robert Oster Bishop to King ink,
TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Diamine Cerise ink,
Nemosine pens (no longer made) with Sailor Mo Tangerine ink,
several swabbed orange inks,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.
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