I love love love love love new art supplies. Did you catch that?
Just in case you needed to hear it again…
I LOVE THEM.
The feeling of an ink pen (the kind where you dip the ink into a little glass jar of ink) being dragged across textured paper just makes me swoon. You can only imagine then that new pen nibs plus new inks plus a new notebook with pristinely white, beautifully textured paper would make me very, very excited.
I use Windsor & Newton inks. I love their oil paints (a whole lot) and so decided to keep it in the family. Plus using Windsor & Newton inks with an old-style ink pen just seems so… romantic. And their metallic gold ink is ridiculous.
Did you know that when you get new nibs you need to burn them a little to melt the wax off so that the nib doesn’t repel the ink?! The boy at the art store (who wears bowties!!!) told me so.