What is the plural of cactus – cactuses or cacti?
Such are the distracting ponderings of writers, artists, and other professionals wandering lost among the sandy dunes of hesitation and derivative thinking when they desperately need a bright idea.
Finding an oasis to spark your creativity can be daunting, especially when working on deadline. But Sarah from our Media Team was able to flood her parched mind with some help from this week’s Monday Matchup pairing: the Conklin Duragraph and Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel fountain pen ink. D.H. Lawrence's line from “Self-Pity” helped to round out the illustration.
The Forest Green Conklin Duragraph is an oversize, throwback fountain pen sporting a hand-made resin body. Pictured here with a stainless steel medium nib, it’s also available in fine and a 1.1mm stub. The Noodler’s Cactus Fruit Eel ink not only helped bring forth the desert motif, but it’s the first ink Sarah worked with at the company. It's a trusty old friend who can help you blaze a trail past mirages, coyotes and the like.
As for debate between cactuses or cacti, it’s a prickly situation among grammarians. In fact, they’re both right.
The Forest Green Conklin Duragraph, available at GouletPens.com for $44, is also available in Amber and Cracked Ice. the Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel is available in a 3 oz bottle for $12.50 or a 2ml sample for $1.25.
The Goulet Pen Company Team