Category Archives: Inky Fingers- direct ink drawings

Some Days You Just Don’t Feel Like Drawing….

I’ve been at the hospital to see my mom and I’m wiped.  Vegging out, just playing on the computer when I got bored waiting for a program to update.  I knew I needed to do todays drawing so I decided to see how the little pen I restored yesterday worked out.  It had some ink in the cap that led to messy fingers and smudgy fingerprints on the page, but I think that was because I had capped and put it down on its side right after I inked it and didn’t wipe the nib.  I forgot because R2 and R4 wanted to see what I had been rebuilding last night.  I gave them the tour of the Conklins I had been resacking and that led to playing with all sorts of fountain pens and even some dip pens in my desk. After we were finished I remembered to sit this pen upright with the others.  It is actually a nice little pen. I’d never heard of a Stratford before. I got this one in a lot of pens sold for parts that I bought because one was a Conklin Crescent (my fave pens).  For less than ten dollars and a little time resacking and restoring I have a perfect, sweet flexible nib Crescent and this cute little bulb filler, with its ink gauge window and a semi-flex nib!!

Realized why I’m so beat, I was in such a rush all day that I’ve only had a bagel and a couple glasses of tea. Eeeek, off to eat…………