the greens


scan-46I like the colour green, but I find it very iffy to get the ‘right’ green … that I really love. So far I haven’t — not when it comes to inks at least. I have only two green.

I bought the Pelikan P205 for the sole reason I wanted to be able to use cartridges — international standard cartridges. With it, I bought a small box of Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine ink cartridges. I’d been eyeing that ink online and finally got to try it. It’s a disappointment colour-wise to me. This is so personal. The ink itself is just as wonderfully well-behaved as all other Edelstein inks, but the colour is not for me. I’m more drawn to the second sample you see in the image, even though that’s not my ideal/grail green either.

I have high hopes for the Graf von Faber-Castell cartridges coming in … perhaps even today, if I’m lucky. The mail seems to be just as iffy — they have busy times now before Christmas.


8 thoughts on “the greens”

  1. I like the Edelstein – it makes a pretty bold statement.

    The colours make me think of the order of colours to be used for successive amendments to court documents in the UK, which is: (1) red, (2) green, (3) violet and (4) yellow. Lawyers use the same order for amending documents such as draft contracts passing between them – or they used to do when the used ink… and had pens πŸ™‚


    1. It sure does, but it looks just a little bit too poisonous for me.

      That’s funny about the lawyers … I think they’d be far from using fountain pens and inks these days. I don’t have a yellow ink, but I’ve been so tempted to get one. The only thing holding me back is I don’t know where to use it πŸ™‚ I don’t have a red one either, but I do have the amethyst … that’s the closest.


  2. Awe, such a cute and elegant sample of writing ❀ I’m not a green lover, but if I had to choose, I’d prefer the second shade too. I like warmer tones in all colours (even in cold colours!). David’s lawyer story is so interesting, I had no idea!


    1. Hi Mara! πŸ™‚
      Do you have a favourite colour? Do you like purple?

      Since I wrote this post this morning, I’ve now received three more inks (cartridges), so I have one more green to add to the mix. One I like … reasonably well … but it isn’t my grail green — that is yet to come … some day.

      Yeah, I thought so too, about the lawyer story πŸ˜€


      1. Hi, my favourite scribbler πŸ™‚ Yep, I sure have a favourite colour, it’s red, but not for writing. I prefer black when I write πŸ™‚ Wow, you’re quite an ink hoarder! It’s really a way of life, right? I’m looking forward to more writing and ink samples. I don’t do handwriting myself (well, besides my therapeutic diary writing), but it doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate it.


      2. πŸ˜€ There are certain reds I like too, in certain circumstances … crimson … but not for writing. I think this whole writing thing, is some kind of childhood dream that has come true. I never had a decent handwriting, and I so wanted one. The morning writing is somewhat therapeutic to me too — I thoroughly enjoy it. It has become a nice morning routine now.

        I have two bottles of ink that are on the verge of being empty. Some are small some are big … one I will pour down the drain, it was a mistake. I don’t care … I like them all LOL


      3. Red, crimson… I think I’d like scarlet! The Scarlet Letter. Writing certainly is a mindful, peaceful and calming activity. And a great way to start your day. Good on you!


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