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New Lamy Safaris

I recently bought two new fountain pens, Lamy Safaris in F (fine) and EF (extra fine) nibs (yellow and red). I have had a Lamy Al-Star with a medium nib for years, but I thought it was way too thick for drawing. I also got some converters, so I can use my own ink.

Ever since I was a child, I have been using fountain pens for writing, but I haven’t had much luck with using them for drawing until now. A few years ago I got the Noodler’s Flex Nib pen but I stopped using it because I wasn’t a fan of how often it needed refilling, and I was having problems with leakage.

So far, I think I prefer the EF nib but there doesn’t seem to be that much of a difference between the EF an F. These new pens are filled with a regular Lamy cartridge with blue ink right now, but I will post again on this topic once I have an opinion about the converters.

Below is a sketch I made of some seedlings before they were transplanted outside. It’s kind of disjointed because I was more concerned with my pens than the drawing.

seedlings sketch

©2013 Carolyn A Pappas, Seedlings (5-5-13 Sketchbook). Blue Ink in 6.5 x 9 inch sketchbook.

I have been doing a lot of sketching in the garden recently. I am thinking about doing some kind of botanical related series/project so I am just getting my feet wet again. I recently came across this post by Heather Smith Jones and I really like what she is doing.

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