Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lie De The

Lie De The is another great color from J. Herbin that Karen was gracious enough to send me. It is probably my second favorite color, that I have tried, after Eclat De Saphir. I first noticed it while visiting Wolf's blog and seeing this post. His Lie De The looks much lighter than mine but it is probably because he is using an EF nib. Unfortunately, I could never get a picture that captured this ink's color.

From Lie De The


From Lie De The


It is a brown ink. Out of my medium and fine nibs it is dark brown. To me, it is a great manuscript or a manifesto color. When I use it, I know I should be writing something meaningful.

From Lie De The


From Lie De The


If you are looking for a color that is a little different and interesting I would recommend trying out Lie De The. Thanks again, Karen. Nr

Monday, November 9, 2009

Clairefontaine Cloth-Bound Basic Notebook

Are you looking for a simple notebook that doesn't scream, "Look at me! I'm an artist!" yet you still want the same type of quality? If you answered yes then the Clairefontaine Basic line is for you. It looks good without drawing too much attention and the paper is wonderful to write on.
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I received this one from Karen at Exaclair when she sent me a box full of goodies. I requested this one because I really like the clean look of the cloth rather than spirals.

From Clairefontaine Basic


Like the name suggests, it is a simple notebook but the quality goes way beyond basic. The paper, of course is 90g and the cover has a great marble look to it.

From Clairefontaine Basic

From Clairefontaine Basic


I love the cloth binding because there is no annoying wire to get caught on things.

From Clairefontaine Basic

From Clairefontaine Basic


These are great notebooks for the price. The one I am reviewing is a medium size and it is perfect for sliding into a bag. I tried several pens on the paper and it performs beautifully.

From Clairefontaine Basic


The medium notebook runs for about eight dollars and the large size runs for about twelve dollars. Great prices for such a good, useful notebook. Nr