Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Journaling!

I've accepted Run With Scissors' 30 Day Journal Challenge!  Starting tomorrow, I'll make an entry in my brand spankin' new art journal every day, and I'll post them here.  As soon as I heard about the challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

In high school, I fell in love with dip pens.  I had zillions of nibs and just couldn't use them often enough.  But at some point, I lost all of them and tucked the hobby away in the back of my mind.  Today, I went shopping for a brand new set of nibs, a new journal and inks!

I chose a landscape layout journal, two inks, four nibs and a beginner's calligraphy book, so the lettering can look as nice as the art.

This is the ink I'm most excited about!  It's a deep, rich orange colour and it's bergamot scented!  I've always wanted to try scented inks.  This is going to be a huge treat. Bergamot makes me think of a hot cup of earl grey tea, so there was really only one choice for the other colour. . .

Tea brown!

I think the tea themed inks will go really nicely with the cream coloured pages. 

And here we have the pen and nibs!  I can't wait to use it every day! June is going to be a fantastic month.


  1. Yay!! I bought a spiral-bound notebook and some pencil crayons for colour, though I may stick to my usual pencil/charcoal. Exciting!

  2. Holy hell, that's fancy. Southpaws like me would fail miserably at that sort of thing. Doesn't help that I have the cursive writing of an 8 year old.