While I haven’t been terribly active on my blog, I haven’t really been slacking either, in terms of my pen adventures. I am currently into flex pens, the kind where the tines of the nib section can split apart, creating wonderful line variation. With my amateur hand, let me show you what can be done…
Are they nice? Nice? 😀 Alright, I do admit that I did some modifications to the pictures to enhance their attractiveness. I really really think the LOMO effect that I used on the pictures (using a smartphone app) really brings out the best of my amateur pieces. Let’s see one without the additional effects:
Isn’t it strange? People complain that the Ahab is less pleasant to use than a dip nib. For me, I felt that a dip nib was incredibly difficult to control. The tines split too easily, but the nib holds too little ink. Not to mention that the scratchiness makes writing quite difficult especially for a left handed writer like me. I then decided to venture into vintage flex pens. Got a vintage Waterman off a seller on my fountain pen group. I love it! It’s…
I hope you are writing too. It doesn’t have to be something fancy. You don’t even need to use a dip pen or a flex pen to write. It would be interesting to try, though! Do consider picking up a pen and “handwriting” something nice today!
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Chemist by day, slacker by night, fanatic of stationery all the time.
I write with my left hand, but can also do the same with my right hand – it just won’t look very pretty.