Sunday, March 18, 2012
Postcard Challenge 2012- Netherlands
Ok yes I cheated on this one. I so love this painting I wanted to include it since we are in the Netherlands. At first I thought I would do my own rendition and then gave up that idea because it would truly be an insult to Vermeer so I just copied it off the internet and glued it down on my cards. Vermeer was truly a master.
Now the correspondence continues. Will Nicolai manage to get Louise to travel or not. Will we find out more about her past and his too and what their future holds I guess you'll have to stay tuned.
I broke down and got me one of these. Its a Lamy safari fountain pen. I really wanted the turquoise one but they were sold out everywhere so I went with basic black. It is rated one of the best fountain pens under 100.00. Its hard to believe there are pens that cost more but there are. At 26.00 its a bargain. I have heard other artists on line talk about these and rave and now I know why. I love this pen. The ink flows out of it effortlessly. Its is great for writing but also for doodling and zentangles and sketching. It comes with blue ink but I can't wait for that to run out so I can add some black and take it to town. There are replacement cartridges or you can buy a converter so you can add your own ink, that is what I did. I got the fine nib but there are several sizes and they are easily interchangeable.