Just wanted to say hello again, and that, despite a long hiatus, this blog will be getting some much needed attention in the coming year.
I clearly can’t make too many specific promises (my health being total crap and taking over my life at times), but I miss having my own space to go on and on about my obsession. I have met some lovely new pen friends, made a LOT of new pen purchases, and even attended a mail art expo (Ex Postal Facto in SF earlier in Feb. 2014).
I have so much to talk about, I really should stop trying to do it in other people’s comment spaces. ^__^
I’ll leave you with an Instagram pic of some things I’ve gotten this year that I’d love to share.
My 2012-2013 Leuchtterm journal above, my almost matching PaperBlanks 2014 planner, left, & journal, right.
(I’ve tried adding a couple more but it’s a bit wonky trying to post from my phone, so this will have to do for today.)
Happy Inking! *Have you written a letter today? Or even a postcard? I betcha someone you know would love to get even a one liner from you in their mailbox! Who knows, you might even get one back!*
[note: I do allow comments, but for some reason you can’t comment on this at the moment, I’m working on it! In the meantime you can tweet me @inkygeek or email me inkygeek at gmail.com Sorry for the temporary weirdness! Lots of things to update & fix!]
clearly i haven’t gotten to the tease I mentioned last post. The mono sleepiness and exhaustion has hit me hard and I’m still trying to find my limitations and abilities. I have been working on some other stuff and made a couple other interesting finds, so there’s lots in the pipeline, just nothing getting posted because of my limited awake AND functional time. I’m trying to take care of myself and work on the apartment a bit (we’re wanting to move, badly) and that takes pretty much 100% of my useful awake time. I spend most of the other time writing posts in my head, but that doesn’t get them posted. :/
Anyway, I haven’t forgotten, just been having to prioritise so I won’t have this sick happen again!
Thanks for your patience,
A sketch of a little penguin I did for a friend in the meantime:
Dang. I just lost my first draft of this.
I’m too tired to rehash it word for word, but what I had been experiencing as bronchitis and strep throat actually are most likely mono (mononucleosis ). I’ll know for sure on Tuesday when I get my labs back.
I had a lucky (ish) very bad allergic reaction to the new antibiotics they gave me for strep otherwise I wouldn’t have gone in and that’s how they figured it out. I had it once before in 8th grade, but I was a kid and sick a lot (though never before this sick) so I don’t really remember how long the sore throat lasted. Once I’m past that and just in the sleep-all-day bit, I’ll be back to the blog!
I have been getting pictures of things and I have a few I’m working on colour correcting and tweaking a bit, and I’m trying to get more done when I’m having a few good minutes. I’ve also got the actual site design sketched out and will be finalising it in the computer once I can sit at it for awhile. These are definitely things I’ll be doing as soon as this throat settles down.
In the meantime, thanks for sticking with me through this health roller coaster ride and I can’t wait to start promoting once I get things finally designed. (What are your thoughts on Inky, the geek squid up top? She was supposed to have cat-eye glasses but I’m having difficulty with getting the *right* shape for her. 🙂 Squid don’t have noses!)
Now here’s something to help hold you over until I am feeling a bit better. These are pics I took of the incredibly awesome Noodler’s Blue Ghost in action last year after I got my ink drop with it (August 2011, Flashlight Tag) from Goulet Pens.
Before, an ivory-papered sketchbook paper
After: with the lights out and the UV led shining on the exact same page!! How stinking awesome is that?! SO cool!
Sketchbook: red hardcover cloth bound square hand•book, purchased at Artist & Craftsman Supply in Berkeley with my own money.
Pen: Preppy Platinum (pink) highlighter marker / chisel fibre-nib already converted by the lovely folks at Goulet Pens to an eye dropper fill (pen, necessary supplies and instructions to convert your own can be found on their website). Pen and mini UV LED were part of a purchased ink delivery subscription (Ink Drop) from aforementioned Goulet Pens. I paid for the subscription myself.
Images just filtered through instagram for fun. Colour is representative.
Still no pens for a few. I’ll restart 1 Feb. Finally getting over the bronchitis. I soooo can’t wait to get back to the blog and share more pens with you!