This was no ordinary week for me… it was the week I finally severed my 30 year long employment at Air Malta and decided to take up the early retirement scheme which was on offer. Which does not mean I will not need to work of course ….economic realities dictated I find a new job (until such time collectors are stampeding over each other to buy my work) and I will jump into my new job on Monday. Would really have loved a short sabbatical – two days of it is simply not enough to catch up on so many loose ends.
Anyway back to those inks. Pelikan inks are supposed to work well with the technical pens I use…this is a rarity as most colored inks will invariably damage the somewhat expensive techies… not an option in these economically dark days.
So I am initially filling just two new pens (so kindly donated by a dear, dear friend – thanks Anne!) – the 0.18 with sepia and the 0.25 with burnt sienna - and see how it goes.
I am still a bit wary that the inks will damage the pens beyond resuscitation so I will monitor the pen behavior closely over the weekend…before I put a third color into another pen. However... Pelikan is a German product and the Germans are usually as good as their word.
If they say it won’t clog, they normally mean just that.
The drawing will be uploaded in the Drawings and Graphics section as soon as it's done.