In this age of technology, I constantly feel myself being pulled between analog and digital. This is increasingly true for writing.
- Apple iPad Pro
- Apple Pencil
- Apple Watch
- Apple Smart Keyboard
- Maruzen Athena Eternal Blue Ink
- Montblanc Starwalker 100 Years
- Pelikan Souveran M805 Stresemann
- Ink Journal
- Montblanc Jazz Blue Ink
- Pelikan Souveran M400 Tortoiseshell
- Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point Raden
- Visconti Rembrandt Merry-Go-Round
- Chanel J12 38MM Diamond Bezel
- Seven Seas Writer Notebook
It is so convenient to switch my iPad on and start writing away, but there is just something about how it feels when a fountain pen nib hits the smooth surface of tomoe paper that keeps me coming back. For lack of a better word, it is satisfying.
There is also something to be said of the acquisition of a new pen. To me it is infinitely more exciting than buying a new ipad or phone, and its easier to find motivation to collect pens year round, where as I usually keep the same iPad until the new model comes out. Not necessarily an Apple fangirl, I use a PC and a Surface Pro, but I find myself reaching for my Apple accessories more often.
The jury is still out on whether I enjoy my Apple Watch or Chanel J12 more…I think I will always keep both around.
Changing the color on a digital device is also not as satisfying as those inky fingers ^_^
And pen mail! What could be more exciting?
I leave you with a few more photos of the lineup and a photo of a chance vet encounter with our new puppy’s real life sister! What a blessed holiday season.