Fountain pen sketchers were talking about Fude pens. They looked very interesting. Then a friend let me try hers out. What fun! So I ordered one.
They come from Japan. It was expected to take 3 weeks but came after only one. Woo hoo!
A small origami was included in the package. This is a Sailor Fude (pronounced foo-day). It was originally meant for calligraphy. According to the angle at which one writes or draws, the line will vary in thickness.
The nib has a bent point. This one is at 55°.
Of course, I had to dirty some paper. A5
The pen comes with two cartridges of black ink, not permanent. So much fun when touched with a wet brush (carefully). I also ordered a converter which is on its way separately. This is basically a refillable cartridge. We will see how much of a mess I make with that!
We have been moving toward the no-dig method. I still seem to be doing a lot of digging. This patch was under a heavy mulch and all seemed fine, apart from the volunteer potatoes, until about two weeks ago when suddenly the mulch mostly disappeared and all kinds of other things sprang up. The squash plants are ready to go in but their new bed is not quite made yet.
Once again we participated in this activity of organised walks in support of the Diwan schools, bilingualism and Breton. Last year I was so exhausted at the end, I thought I was losing my vitality. This year, although I am tired, I am not that tired. I think it must have been the heat last year. Today we had splendid weather, a bit cool with a breeze and sun. Maybe three drops of rain fell at one point. The farmers were making dust clouds with their tractors. The trail we chose was approximately 15 km, that would be around 10 miles. We took sandwiches and set a slow pace. This is the turtle method I told my husband. There were about 8000 walkers. My apologies to those I could not avoid photographing.