Friday, March 30, 2007

Lots of Photos

It is so beautiful here. With temperates in the low 60's, the trees and flowers are starting to bloom. I love the spring, so I just had to post this.
I got this wonderful fabric in the mail today from my friend Linda, who is an altered book artist and avid quilter. She knows how much I love stuff with skulls on it. I have no idea what I'm going to do with this, but it is so lovely to look at.

I have been on a quest for the perfect white pen. After asking some other artists I came up with these to try. I actually tried a Sharpie paint marker as well, but I think it rolled off the table when I was taking the picture. I have the Unibal Signo, Japanese version. The Pen-tech. The Permapaque, and the Galaxy Marker. My writing samples are pictured below.

I like the Galaxy marker, but it has a tendency to spread a little when it dries. The permapaque and the sharpie were both too light. I don't really like the opaque look. I did like the pentouch, and the unibal, although I had a little problem with the unibal hanging up.

Last but not least is a page out of my journal. I recently bought the new set of journal prompts by Randi Feuerhelm-Watts and have started working my way through them. My prompt for this week was black and white, so I decided to write about a dream that I had the other night. I used the Galaxy marker to write this page, the color showed up nicely, but it is a little thick for my tastes.


Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

I loved seeing the comparisons, thank you! the one pen I didn't see is the white pen by Sailor

Happy Creating!

Jill Beninato said...

Thanks for posting your results from the ultimate white pen search..I have been on the same quest and you just helped me out big time! I have the uniball japanese version and I agree about the "hanging up" when you write with it, especially over acrylic paint. I have tried the galaxy which was OK but not very thin lined...I now want to try the pentouch...that looks like the third bowl of porridge to me! How do you like Randi's cards? I trade mail art with her from time to time and think she is really talented...Thanks again!

kara jones said...

I love the white pen serch! I love the b/w journal.

Michel Murphy said...

Just found your blog. I bought a singo unibal pen recently and I appreciate seeing how it performs along the other white pens.
Isn't spring glorious? I'll miss the blooming trees when they turn to leaves again.
Nice to see someone else loves skulls as I do. Great fabric!