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Tools & Supplies / Re: Fountain Pen Help
« on: January 14, 2022, 06:19:25 PM »
@K-2 I had no idea about cleaning a pen before use - I will absolutely do that! Iíll check out the thread you linked for sure.

I personally donít like the Ferris wheel inks with a dip pen. Theyíre beautiful for sure but theyíre also thinner than traditional calligraphy inks so Iíve had a lot of issues with ink flow. I know there are ways to mitigate that but Iíd rather not compromise the color because thatís really where the Ferris wheel inks shine. Iíve used them with a glass dip pen though and they work really well with that tool!

I will definitely do a post with the few inks I have after I try them with this fountain pen! Thanks again for the advice  :)


Tools & Supplies / Re: Fountain Pen Help
« on: January 14, 2022, 05:26:24 PM »
Can you measure how deep the inside of the barrel is. I have a few different converters here and might have something short enough enough to fit.

The barrel is about 4.5 cm deep.

I hadn't thought of looking at staples. Depending on what you have, I may check out those options as well! The inks I have are fountain pen inks from Ferris Wheel Press - I've used them with a dip pen but have also heard really good things about them as fountain pen inks as well.


Tools & Supplies / Re: Fountain Pen Help
« on: January 12, 2022, 11:42:42 AM »
@AnasaziWrites Thanks! I will reach out to them.

@darrin1200 Pictures of the clip are attached! Thanks for all the helpful info - I don't know anything about fountain pens, so this has been extremely helpful. I did try the Schmidt converter and it was definitely too long for the pen barrel. The barrel on this pen is pretty shallow, but I think the smaller cartridge in your picture would fit.


Tools & Supplies / Fountain Pen Help
« on: January 11, 2022, 04:17:34 PM »
Hi everyone!

A few years ago a friend gave me this fountain pen with a bottle of ink but no ink cartridge. The pen doesn't have any branding information on it so I have no way of knowing where to look for an ink cartridge. Can anyone help me identify this pen? And provide any suggestions for refillable ink cartridges? I have quite a bit of ink already that I would like to use.

I tried using a Schmidt universal refillable cartridge but it was way too big and not compatible with this nib. I'd really like to use this since it's pretty nice and was free for me, so any help/suggestions are much appreciated!


@handmadeletters thats so strange Janice! I havenít had a problem with that here in Texas - hopefully itís just a fluke!

@Erica McPhee @Aries M nice postal puns ladies ;)


Hey List 2 peeps! My stamps are taking their time getting to me & im out of stamps at home so Iíll be sending out my envelopes a little late :(

Sorry for the delay!

@AnasaziWrites @passionforwriting @Erica McPhee @handmadeletters @LondonLaura @Sally Ellington @KarenW15


2021 Exchanges / Re: What a wonderful first exchange!
« on: September 16, 2021, 01:35:36 PM »
Yíall are making me blush! Iím glad you enjoyed the card, Laura and the note you left in my messages made my day!

Iíve been working hard to improve my letter forms so all of your compliments are very encouraging :)


Introductions / Re: Hi! I'm Clover!
« on: August 19, 2021, 08:14:12 PM »
Welcome to Flourish, Clover! I'm in Austin too  :)

If you haven't already, I suggest checking out the local guild - Capital City Scribes. They have a lot of learning opportunities!

Happy writing,

I caught this one just in time! I've been looking forward to this exchange :D

Show & Tell / Re: Watercolor Quote
« on: April 22, 2021, 09:34:30 PM »
Beautiful brushwork Erica!

2021 Exchanges / Re: Beacon of Light Exchange Sign Ups are Now Closed.
« on: April 22, 2021, 08:53:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure I've received everyone's on list 2. I enjoyed all of them as usual  :)

@AnasaziWrites I got yours in record time on this round! I'll resend mine - hopefully try #2 will have better luck getting to you!

2021 Exchanges / Re: Holiday | New Year Exchange Sign Ups are Now CLOSED!
« on: January 16, 2021, 04:41:43 PM »
@AnasaziWrites Thanks, I'm glad you received it! I got yours in record time - I think it only took a few days to get to me in central Texas. I hope they sort out all the mail business soon!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Moon palace sumi ink
« on: December 20, 2020, 12:14:42 PM »
I started out using Kuretake and found it very frustrating to use! I recently bought a bottle of Moon Palace Sumi and it's so much better! I haven't needed to dilute it yet; I use it straight from the bottle.

If you're in the US you can get it through Paper & Ink Arts: (I'm not sure if they ship international)

I also was able to find it on Amazon:

Tools & Supplies / Re: Custom Oblique Pen Holder | Makers
« on: December 03, 2020, 07:11:03 PM »
Ink Me This:

I haven't tried one of these yet, but it's on my list!

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: How old are you?
« on: December 01, 2020, 01:10:16 AM »
    I guess every old name is new again!  My grandmother's name was Sophia (spelled Zofia)  and that was all the rage for awhile, or different variations of it (Sofia, Sophia, etc.).  Not sure if it is still as popular.

So true. Oh yes, Sophia is popular! It's been in the Top 10 for years now. (It may even be #1.) My daughter is a Sophia. I researched it and knew it was poised to be big, but I was ahead of the curve, and we call her Sophie. My other daughter is Charlotte -- also a 'grandma' name. But we have run into several even younger than my daughter.

For some reason I love names. I researched them to death before I picked my daughters.  :)

(And my name screams "Child of the '60s!")

I love the old name made new trend. My girls have "grandma" names, though it doesn't sound as flattering when described that way, ha! They are named Lucy and Norah. And I know many who have named their daughters similar types of names; Eloise, Vivian, Evelyn, Emma, Rosalie, etc.

Your name is also a Child of the '80s name! I know three people named Lori, all spelled differently. One Lauri, one Loree and one Lori, all born in the '80s.

Speaking of "grandma" names - my first name is Marjorie (but I go by my middle name) & I am named after my grandma!

I'll be 26 in a week :) And @Ken Fraser you are an inspiration!

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