on fountain pens.

I’ve been trying out fountain pens again.

About a year ago I bought a dip pen, some ink, and a bunch of motivation to learn to use them.

It turns out I’m not a fan of dip pens. Fun, but delicate and messy. Not my style.

But then last week — in my ongoing search for a cartridge-based fountain pen — I ordered a Lamy starter set. This has taken me down a bit of a rabbit hole of inks and converters and nibs and relearning to sketch with a pen that isn’t a felt-nip.

I will likely have more to write on this topic later, but for now I’m experimenting and learning.