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About cranialstorage

A semi-luddite working in the IT field. A collector and user of fountain pens and related desk/stationery items, old woodworking tools, and photography. A lover of books.

Inkvent 2021! The wrap-up (Dec 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25th)

Late to the party, but here are the final colours from the Diamine 2021 Invent calendar, and some very nice additions. Dec 21 – Brandy Snap (standard). To be honest, I think of gingersnaps when I see this colour. Also, … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2021! (The week in review… Dec 16, 17, 18, 19, & 20th)

Lots of shimmer in the last 5 days… can you tell which from the shots of the bottle? Definitely need to shake, as these settle quite quickly. Always made me wonder if I should be gently shaking my pen as … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2021! (Dec 12, 13, 14 & 15th)

December 12th brings us Stargazer (shimmer & sheen) – a deep green, with green shimmer (at least, I think it’s green shimmer) and a red sheen. The sheen is quite pronounced on this one, and the shimmer is fairly subtle. … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2021! (Dec 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th)

If you have ever sat down at your computer and been welcomed by a non-responsive computer whilst being serenaded by the grinding sound of a hard drive…. let’s just say we’re in recovery mode. (Note to self: more frequent backups.) … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2021 (Day 5, 6, 7)

Three new colours to check out. December 5th brings us Harmony, a standard ink. This one strikes me as a twilight colour – a dusky purple, or a purple toned grey if you prefer. Quite a noticeable difference from Ash … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2021 (Day 2, 3, & 4)

Okay… so the red ‘theme’ is only the box, which is sort of a pity. I would have been really interested to see 25 reds. Two things I’m known for in our club is that I have a penchant for … Continue reading

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Inkvent 2021!

Last year, Diamine did not put out an inkvent calendar, but it has returned for this year…. Red Edition! Not sure if that is just because the box is red this year, or if the actual focus is on red … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!

Things have been a bit crazy lately with the Covid19 restrictions, lock-downs, and limitations.  We had previously been meeting on the second Tuesday (in the NW) and Third Monday (at Sunridge Mall food court in the NE) of the month, … Continue reading

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