Creative stuff doesn't have to happen in a vacuum... you don't have to ONLY JOURNAL or ONLY PAINT or ONLY SKETCH. You can play around with the words, the font, the colors, play around with your pens, markers & and ink! Don't you love the synergy and challenge of trying a bunch of new things together, experimenting?
It's a slow journaling style, stream-of-concious bit about my love of the book store. An excerpt... "I like to take notes at the bookstore... things I think of, quotes, books to investigate further, facts, sketches, notes, creative ponderings etc."
I used 2 of the inks I've been testing with 2 Rapidograph nibs. This 8x8" Clairefontaine watercolor journal is a fun and very usable size... yummy cold-pressed 300 gm paper that takes fountain pen ink without bleeding or smearing. I'm a big fan of Moleskine watercolor journal paper, which is 200 gm, so the Clairfontaine paper is luxurious in comparison. The journal is wirebound, with a heavy 1/4" cardboard back page for support.
The upper blue portion is written using a Rapidograph with a .6mm nib and J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir fountain pen ink (see the ink test and mandala). The lower pink portion is written using a Rapidograph with a thin .35mm nib and J. Herbin Rose Cyclamin ink (see the ink test and mandala). You can find J. Herbin inks at Pendemonium.