Brian from The Goulet Pen Company has been keeping us updated on the exploits of Nathan Tardif, founder of Noodler's Ink. I have become addicted to watching his YouTube channel and after seeing his video about his year long contest I had an idea. Now, it is not really an original idea, but more so a combination of several ideas and a concept. Credit is due to Nathan and Seth (pen meister from Goodpens) because they have both inspired me.
The idea, which I have dubbed The Year of the Fountain Pen, is simple. For one year I am swearing off ballpoint, gel and rollerballs and only using fountain pens. I am doing this for several reasons.
4)It seems like a good idea
So far I have been hanging with my Pilot Varsities and one of my Kawecos.
|From Year of the Fountain Pen|
From left to right we have a Varsity refilled with Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin, Varsity refilled with J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir, Varsity refilled with Noodler's Nakahama Whaleman's Sepia and sporting a poorly ground stub nib(my first attempt) and a Kaweco Pocket Pen refilled with a personal mix of Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin and Bad Blue Herron. I was going for a blue black ink but it is more of a gray or Zhivago color. Also pictured is my Clairefontaine staplebound notebook that has become part of my standard EDC. I love the size and paper, perfect for a back pocket.
So that's it, my personal challenge for the year. I do have one exception but it is contingent on me making a purchase. I would use a Noodler's Nib Creaper Rollerball and feel safe that I was still following my concept and idea. I just have to get one.
If you haven't watched Nathan's videos please watch them now. They are very informative and entertaining. He is a creative genius and has some great products. I can only imagine that he is a very interesting fellow and someone we would all love to watch work.
I'd like to know if anyone else is up for the challenge or maybe some of you already do this. I'll keep you updated on my pen choices and ink colors. This may be interesting. Nr