Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things











12 comments:

Bart Newton said...

Thanks for sharing.

What ink do you use in what I'm assuming is a Moleskine?

George Grant said...

Bart: I use Waterman cartridges for my cartridge fountain pens. I use Parker bottled ink for all my other pens--including the Mont Blanc pictured here. I also have several inexpensive Lamy fountain pens for which I use the Lamy cartridges.

Bart Newton said...

Dr. Grant: Thank you. One more question, please. The red ink in the picture, which ink brand & are you satisfied with it.

Bart Newton said...

I've been enjoying Lamy Black and Lamy Blue for safe, everyday note jotting, to-do lists, etc. My bottled inks include: Noodler's Lexington Gray for my prayer journal; Private Reserve Velvet Black for my MB for letter writing; and for my journal, I use Sheaffer Skrip Jet Black in a 1956 Sheaffer Snorkel Clipper passed down from my mom which she received from my dad for high school graduation. Sometimes for underlining & marginalia, I enjoy using Private Reserve Copper Burst in an inexpensive Dollar 717i demonstrator.

George Grant said...

Bart: The red is Lamy's--it is a bit too bright for me. In the past I have used a nice Waterman crimson, but it is no longer sold in the US. Waterman also has a wonderful blue-violet that is very close to the ink Spurgeon used to write his books and journals but I can't find it any more in the US either. I am planning to be in Europe and the Middle East this winter so I hope to be able to pick them up then.

Linda said...

Very nice camera work! It's fun, isn't it?

Linda said...

Very nice camera work! It's fun, isn't it?

brent.fontenot said...

Dr.Grant
I was wondering what the name of the art print over the side table with the nest may be?
Thanks!
Renee

brent.fontenot said...

Dr.Grant
I was wondering what the name of the art print over the side table with the nest may be?
Thanks!
Renee

George Grant said...

Brent: It is a 19th century painting, "Family Prayer," by George A. Reid.

mim said...

Hi-
I realize this post is a year and a half old but...

I stumbled upon your site while trying to find a print of Family Prayer by George Reid. Do you mind me asking where you obtained yours?

Thanks so much-

-KR

George Grant said...

KR: I got mine more than a decade ago from Reel to Real Ministries in Canada following the publication of their book, "Canada: Portraits of Faith," which used the image on the cover.