Monday Matchup #38: Delta Unica Fuscia in Fine with De Atramentis Lilac

In chaos theory, the Butterfly Effect refers to how relatively insignificant acts — the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing, for example — can cause big ripples down the road for seemingly unrelated phenomena. (Yes, that’s a very elementary description.)
When Sarah, our photographer, put a Delta Unica Fuscia fountain pen and De Atramentis Lilac ink to paper, she illustrated this effect. Sure, you may simply stop and smile at her ability to convey metamorphosis more beautifully than any science textbook, and then move on with your day. But that smile is contagious for everyone from your co-workers to kids. And that little bit of extra confidence can burst free from a cocoon, manifesting itself as anything from random acts of kindness to very intentional acts of friendship and love, and even professional awesomeness. 
The Delta Unica Fuscia — that’s how Delta spells the color — is turned from pearlescent rods and accented with polished rhodium-plated trim. De Atramentis Lilac ink is also handcrafted. The Rabindranath Tagore quote reminds us that time is precious and relative. And the butterfly demonstrates that slowly toiling up a branch today could lead to freely flying skyward tomorrow. 
The Delta Unica Fuscia is available at for $76. De Atramentis Lilac is available in a 35ml glass bottle for $12.95 and as a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.
Write On,
The Goulet Company Team
2017-10-11T14:01:25+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Monday Matchup|24 Comments
  • Sarah that is beautiful. I love the fountain pen & ink combo as well. A beautiful monday matchup.

  • Uniotter

    Wow, that's just gorgeous! I love this Monday match-up, and especially love the quote. It fits the drawing so well (or, probably the other way around *bg*) — both profound and whimsical. Nice job! (I was debating over the pink and blue Unicas, and in the end went for the blue one on sale. I do love it, but now I'm wanting the pink one too! 🙂

  • Sal the List Maker

    This made me smile indeed. Beautiful at every level.

  • Starchix

    This is so wonderful!

  • Starchix

    Though I am rather surprised and irritated to see the misspelling of the word 'fuchsia' by the pen company – at least I think they mean the color 'fuchsia' which comes from a flower, named after the guy who discovered it, 16th century botanist Leonhard Fuchs. Maybe it's a tendency of older fountain pen lovers, to become just a big fuddy duddy. 😉

  • I always love these illustrations. Wish you would do a video at some point of one of your staff creating these artistic creations. Would love to see the work in progress.

  • Madigan

    Hi Uniotter! I think you nailed it with the profound and whimsical comment. The blue Unica is gorgeous, but this pink one sure does pop! 🙂

  • Madigan

    Hi there Starchix! I'm so glad you enjoyed the art. It was definitely an interesting choice with the spelling… we've had this very same discussion around the office. I didn't know the whole history of the color though! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Madigan

    Good idea! We did one awhile ago (check our Facebook page!) but perhaps it's time for another… 🙂

  • Cool, I will go search for it. Some of these are simply beautiful – like this one. And the owl a week or two ago. You have some very talented staff!

  • donalda_bint

    Be irritated no longer! Delta pens is originally Italian, and 'fuscia' is Italian for…fuchsia! They just don't make clear it is supposed to be Italian…

    • Anonymous

      Wrong the Italian word is "fucsia"

  • Nina

    Is it waterproof?

  • Madigan

    Hi Nina! No, this isn't a waterproof ink. If you are looking for a waterproof purple try R&K Scabiosa!

  • Tom Johnson

    These Monday Matchups are a must see for me. I go to the Goulet Blog several times every Monday until it is posted. Always lovely, heartwarming, and a feast for the eyes: art, color, imagery. This is wonderful, thank you Sarah for another bright spot in our week. I need to go back and run through all of them again from the start.

  • Shanon

    Such talented people in this company!! Thank you for sharing! I always look forward to the Monday posts, it brightens the most dreary day of the week…

  • Bone

    I am in awe of the drawing talent. I thank you very much for sharing the art work.

  • Melanie Evans

    Just minutes before seeing this post, I was wondering who took your photos. They are so beautiful. Then, I see this artwork. SO BEAUTIFUL!! The ink, the pen, the art……all a feast for the eyes!

  • Melanie Evans

    I was thinking that the "misspelling" was possibly due to differences in language. That's how I was going to think about it regardless. 🙂

  • Gary

    I don't understand the closeup photos. Parts of each one are blurred out. By the look of it, this is not something that was done in camera by opening up the aperture of the lens to f/1.4. Rather it seems to have had some Photoshop effect applied. To what end I can't figure out. The ink and the artwork are gorgeous and stand on their own. A much lighter hand with Photoshop would improve the pictures.

  • Jayendra Pandya

    Good illustration of art work with writing instrument, ink and use of colour…..
    Great. Please continue to post such inspirational works…
    It is quite motivating….Thank you everyone at Goulet

  • Madigan

    Hi Gary! Sarah likes to use natural light when shooting so she can't use as high of an F stop because she needs more light. This was shot at 3.5, but since it was shot with a Macro lens you get that out of focus effect. It gives her a lot more options for composing photos since they're such small objects. Hope that helps explain! 🙂

  • Donna Marie

    With all due respect to Mr.Fuchs, Yafa,the company presenting the Delta, publishes "fuscia" and Fuchsia in their ad!

  • Beth Walker

    Wow what beautiful work, it really is truly inspiring. I want to start using beautiful ink with my engraved fountain pens but being left handed I struggle! I have a beautiful pen which was given as a gift though and I hope to improve and keep building my collection and skills. Keep up the amazing work!