Life can be overwhelming.
The last month, my pens and paper have mostly sat unused. That's overstating it a bit, as I carry a Nock Co case to and from work every day, but my writing has been incidental, part of my workday, part of running from meeting to meeting. My evenings have mostly been spent making food and collapsing early.
So my poor beloved pens have been neglected.
But last night I finally pulled out the Ink Drop colors for May and made little swabs of color for the tops of the vials. The theme was May Flowers, and all five colors are super interesting. Which made me realize something about the Ink Drop. I think in part I love it because even if it's a month of inks I know for a fact I'll never ever use regularly, I get a chance to play. And in fact, this month is mostly colors I like but will never use, and while I know for some that ends up being a disappointment, for me those have ended up being the most fun months.
So without further rambling, May's Ink Drop! I'm still figuring out how I want to do these Ink Drop posts, so a work in progress, but look at these flowery colors!
The Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji and the Private Reserve Buttercup are both stunning colors, and the De Atramentis Apple Blossom is a gorgeous dusty puce. I'm not sure any of these will end up inked in a pen, but they sure are fun to play with.
Which is your favorite?
(Dipped EF nib on an Airmail eyedropper fountain pen for the samples)
(and forgive my lack of ability to get the colors just right, still figuring out how to best photograph inks and ink samples)