Friday, November 21, 2014
We've seen blue sky a little more often since Tuesday.
This morning it says "18 degrees--feels like 2 degrees". Must be windy out there.
I actually got behind and worked on two weeks of the Paper Project at once. (Yes, I have gotten in every week for four weeks--whoohoo!) The third week was--left to right: Rhodia webnotepad, ivory, grey lined, 90g; Classic Rhodia, white, violet lined, 80g; R by Rhodia, ivory, grey lined, 90g.
My favorite was the R by Rhodia, but they were all excellent. The webnotepad and the "R" were so smooth! (I already use the "R" writing pads regularly.) The Classic Rhodia has just a touch of tooth to it. Fantastic papers for fountain pens. I would personally prefer blank sheets because all the lines are a bit wide for my taste. The Rhodia webnotepad was even wider than the other two. I prefer to buy blank pads or journals and then use my own writing guide behind the blank sheets.
They all had some bleed through with the regular ultrafine Sharpie I threw in this time. Certainly not unexpected. Regular Sharpies bleed through just about everything...
...except for the index cards that came in week four--which was why I decided to test a regular Sharpie. The big pink graph paper is from a Clairfontaine Multiple Subjects notebook, pastel (pink), violet grid, 90g. Then there were two Exacompta Index Cards, pastel (yellow and blue), grid, 205g.
As I said previously, I'm not used to writing on grid paper and have not been won over yet...although I do prefer the narrower line spacing--LOL! The papers performed excellently with fountain pens, of course, but discovered I'm not a fan of writing on pink or blue paper. The yellow was okay, though.
The blacks look okay on any color. The red shades and purples look even brighter on the pink paper--as well as the blues looking deeper on the blue paper--so it depends on what color ink you're using, I guess. Maybe my old eyes just preferred the contrast that made it easier to read on the yellow--LOL! Anyways, that was the last two paper tests from Exaclair USA. :)
I caught Karma with the flash a couple evenings...snoozing under the table on a chair...
...and in the red TV cabinet,
When I remember, I've been opening the doors overnight to air out the cabinet because Leah is sensitive to odors and scents. Karma thinks this new cabinet is hers. Afraid not! But she can enjoy snoozing in there for now. ;)
This afternoon I am heading over to McFamily's. Leah and I have Christmas projects to work on. :) The sun is shining and there is pale blue sky visible today. Karma just settled into her deep brown bed on her chair. Cozy sounds really good, but I am off to brave the elements today. Have a good one!! :):)
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray."