Monday, August 13, 2018

Fountain Pens, Note Taking & Journals

1.    Four LAMY fountain pens. Most bought at Goulet Pens. 
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       Inside the pens: Noodler's colored inks, from
       Artist & Craftsman, Portland, & Goulet.  
       (Note taking in the journals mentioned below is all done
       in fountain pen ink.) 

3.   My Journal of Spirit & Relflections. The book handmade by a local artist 
      whose name I can't find. The reflections by moi.

4.   Show Your Work! A book by Austin Kleon..

5.   Purple Art Learning Journal (Pentallic Travelers, 4 X 6") where I am making notes 
      from  Kleon's Show Your Work & Steal This Book!

6.   Make Someone Happy: Favorite Postings (Facebook) by Elizabeth Berg 
      Sheer delight! The joys of observing everyday life!
      Compassion lives! Humor,spirit abounds!

7.   Daily Morning Pages Journal. In which nothing is too insignificant to enter.

8.   Cursive Writing & Fountain Pen Journal.  Moleskine. 
       I needed a whole book because I am so obsessed!

9.   Pink French Practice Journal.  Moleskine

10. L'abondance dans la simplicité by Sarah Ban Breathnach, translated from English. 
      From which I copy passages into the Pink French Journal

11. Red Art Learning Journal. In which I continue to make notes from books.

12. Art Project Journal, Catch-All. Most currently, ideas for my book in process, 
       Previous entries about shows, ideas, inspirations, doodles...). Leuchtturm1017.

13. The History & Uncertain Future of Handwriting by Anne Trubeck. Fascinating account     
       & thoughts on changing information & communication technologies!
       Taking notes in the Red Art Learning Journal.

14. Cursive Writing Made Easy & Fun! A Scholastic workbook from the Library.
       For grades 2-5 and me.

15. Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor & Mixed Media 
       by Heather Smith Jones. I have to return it to the library, but must make some notes 
       in the Red Art Learning Journal. 

16. Painted Paper by Elisa Golden. To return to the Library. 

17. Outdoor Watercolor Workshop & The Watercolor Fix-It Book by Tony van Hasselt
       To try some of the watercolor ideas from the book. And maybe study with him again.


  1. Thanks for sharing your tried and trues!


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  5. Love the pile. Makes me want to look through them.

  6. Dear Rita your selection of books look wonderful. I am going to check the book out by Elizabeth Berg. Isn't the library wonderful. We are so blessed to have such a great resource. Have a great day. Thanks to for always taking time to come visit me. Hugs!

  7. What a delightful stack. I finally met someone who has more notebooks on the go than I do! I recognized the spine of "Simple Abundance"--I've read my English version several times, and it holds a special place in my heart. The Elizabeth Berg book sounds wonderful--will have to look for it. And I just discovered Goulet pens, though I haven't done any exploring yet. I have one Lamy fountain pen that needs an ink refill, as a matter of fact.

    I need a pink French practice journal. I'm practicing with Duolingo before our trip to France in October. My French is not nearly to your standard--think barely remembered high school French--but it's still fun to play.

  8. This is a wonderful list. I'm making note of more than a few of these!

  9. Wow Impressive undertaking! I cant seem to keep a journal consistently...just scribble on odd scraps of paper that get lost or in 3" x 5" tiny notebooks that dont weigh much and also get lost easily. A constant search here for missing bits. I would like to read the Kleon book. He has a good weekly blog roundup. Copying French writing into a notebook seems a Very good idea! Must jot that down somewhere...


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