When my Pelikan M800 Renaissance came I puzzled over what to put in it.  Do I go with something traditional like Smokey Quartz or shake it up?  Coincidentally I received a bottle of ink with an octopus on it and decided…shake it up!  No matching today 🙂


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On TR paper this color is a really beautiful deep magenta.  It has sheen but it is very subtle even on the blob.  I encountered a bit of it on regular writing but not enough to justify buying it for sheen alone.  It isn’t a super wet ink but that probably contributes to its excellent shading quality.  No regrets here!

I leave you now with a photo of dessert from yesterday’s HIPPO Pen Meet #2 ^_^