2017/06/28

WIP: a nebula of sea glass (FPNL club meet edition)

Another fun pen meet up happened today! See my stories for a short film ­čśŐ This time in Utrecht at Cafe Broers. Was great seeing you all and trying out your fun #fountainpens Until next time FPNL peeps!! @serrulata @italogos @janinescribbles and othe

So last weekend on Saturday there was a mini summer meet of our wonderfully growing Fountain pens the Netherlands facebook group. We called it mini as about 15 members attended (in contrast to last time where there was nearly 40 attending) It was a bit unsure if I was able to make it due to another appointment, but thankfully the day freed up! So I could happily chat with my fellow FPgeeks about our newest acquisitions on pens and ink and try each other's, not exactly Every day carry, but the pens they had inked up at the moment. The table shot above shows only a portion of the long table the group shared and the fun we had. The pen tray in the middle and the corner left pen pouch are mine, by the way. Oh and Janine (you can see her lovely handwriting at the right on the Tracing paper) had the brilliant idea of having a Pannenkoek for lunch (wish I had thought of that!) hence the sweet powder sugar and syrup on the table.

In preparation of yesterday's FPNL club meet, I did my currently inked listing. Was great to ink up my old faves, the Namiki Falcons again.  #rockyourhandwriting #currentlyinked #inked #fpn #fountainpennetwork #FPGeeks #toolsofthetrade #whatsonmydesk #pen
In preparation for the pen meet, I made a currently inked listing and made sure to include a special pen which arrived only a week before. The Edison Nouveau Premiere Spring LE Seaglass from Goulet Pens Co. You can see it on this desk shot, which I am sharing over at The Stamping ground for WOYWW #422, it's the blue and pink swirly pretty one! Let me show you a close up.

Prompt 15 of #rockyourhandwriting is #actsofkindness and this is something I truely believe. Pen: Edison Nouveau Premiere Seaglass Spring 2017 from @gouletpens  Ink: @robertostersignature Cherry Blossom  Paper: @stalogy A6 365 journal . . . #FPN #fountain
There... now ain't that a pretty one? I have inked it up with Robert Oster Cherry Blossom, as it's fitting to the pink swirls in the pen. I did have to smooth out the nib though, as it wrote quite scratchy out of the box (which was unusual because most of the time these nibs are 100% smoothed and ready to write) Fortunately I have a nib smoothing kit and it took me no time to get it tuned and ready to write :) Those swirls also really inspired me to make some mixed media goodness.

These sea glass swirls are inspiring
I made a little background for an art journal using a marble swirl stencil, Liquitex modeling paste and Lindy's Stamp gang magicals. So much Swirly goodness! I even took it one step further and played around with some digital overlays.

These sea glass swirls are inspiring
I am experimenting with some digital enhancements of my art and I really love the way this is looking :) A sea glass nebula!! Oh how i wish that pen material actually existed!! But now I think it's in need on some sparkly, shiny ink, don't you think? maybe the new Nemosine Blue Snowball Nebula sparkly ink? Or I should just "shop my stash" and find a Diamine shimmering ink for it :) 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hop by your desk later this week. 
Have a wonderful day!


15 comments:

  1. Oh my,, what a wonderful post. I've often said otmgirlfriends that I could so easily get carried away by a fountain, pen addiction...and there you are! I shall enjoy vicariously. Wonderful paste and ink textures too, but mostly, it's the pens I like about your desk this week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great desk. TFS Happy WOYWW xx Jan (31)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yummy colors and great pen work! I wish I had yur talent for lettering. Calligraphy is not my strong suit at all. Happy WOYWW!
    Rose #22

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW!!! Amazing - thanks so much for such a wonderful post to read this evening.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

    ReplyDelete
  5. My brother-in-law collects fountain pens, he would love this collection. It's so nice writing with them, so different to a biro. Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x18x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the pens - and the background is gorgeous - it matches beautifully :)
    I have recently bought a glass fountain pen... too scared to use it though and my handwriting skills are not even close to being as beautiful and accomplished as yours.
    Have a wonderful WOYWW Wednes-YAY!!!
    Bubbles #1
    http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/woyww-421.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very cool!! Your handwriting is gorgeous and those pens are amazing! What a great collection you and your group has. So cool! Dorlene #36

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous pens... Love your writing its amazing... Have a good WOYWW...May #11

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful quote and blogpost!
    I will try to remember that when I wake up in the morning.

    I do not participate this week, I still have to visit blogs from last weeks WOYWW and this week I´m just looking around.

    Happy week to you!
    Sussie

    ReplyDelete
  10. A very beautiful pen indeed! And it sort of melts into the paper in your digi-pic! Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, what a beautiful pen, and what gorgeous backgrounds, too. Fabulous! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I'm glad you like the new cat tree! We saw our new kittens for the first time yesterday and I've now blogged about them. They are super-cute!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #11

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely swirls, very Chagall. Your pen is beautiful. Have a great week, hugs, Lynne #46

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've always admired those who could write nicely and can remember using a fountain pan in my school days. How wonderful to be a member of a group of similar minded people.
    Lovely background that was inspired by your pen.
    Thanks for visiting me - sorry I am so late, been in bed ill but fine now.
    Hugs, Neet xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous! I love fountain pens as I went to Catholic School and it was required. I would die to have a amazing collection. Sadly I only have a few and wished I had mine from when I was young.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment, they are very appreciated ❤