Monday, 6 July 2009
True, I was cuddling up to a pair of scissors just the other day, but these really are my new new BFFs. Sir Josiah Mason's pen nibs are the best I've ever used. Fine-pointed but flexible and strong, they'll last a through a good 8 months of 12-hours-a-day drawing, and still be good to use.
The first one I found years ago, completely by accident, in a random collection of nibs at a local shop. When I'd used it, and fallen in love, I tried to get more, but no-one seemed to know how it had landed up in the shop in the first place. Occasionally I'd search online, hoping against hope, and finally found Scriptorium - honestly, I can't believe my luck!
(I'm still looking for a Koh-i-noor artpen, the one with the fountain pen nib. I had two, one was lost by a friend, the other had its nib split by another friend. They're not made any more. There never was a better pen. Perhaps, one day....)