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Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Matchup #56: Jinhao x450 Red/Black featuring a Goulet EF Nib with Private Reserve Black Cherry


Cats and humans have been enjoying each others company for thousands of years. Over 50 years ago, Julie Andrews listed kittens (or at least their whiskers) as one of her favorite things in the Sound of Music, but if the internet has any say on it, cats continue to be a worldwide favorite. While the ancient Egyptians created a cult of cats and even a cat-headed goddess Baset (not only the goddess of cats, but also joy, music, dance and love), modern worship tends to trend more toward Grumpy Cat, Keyboard Cat, and Maru.

Sarah celebrates our fabulous feline friends with a Jinhao x450 Black/Red featuring a Goulet EF Nib with Private Reserve Black Cherry. She quotes Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer, a famous philosopher, theologian, and physician, who declared cats and music to be our refuge. His cat, Sizi, would reportedly fall asleep on his left arm, forcing him to write with his right hand. A small price to pay for a contented kitty.

If you are feeling the need for refuge, how about putting on your most loved music and spending some quality time with your favorite feline?

The Jinhao x450 Black/Red is available at Gouletpens.com for $9.90. Add on the
Goulet #6 Two-Tone Steel Nib EF for $15. Private Reserve Black Cherry is available in a 66ml bottle for $11 or in an ink sample for $.99.  


 Write on,

The Goulet Pen Company Team

18 comments:

  1. I love that color!

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  2. Maru, the king of internet cats! And don't forget Hannah!

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  3. You captured the antics of cats well. Very cute. You cats lovers might enjoy Henri the existential cat also known at Henri chat noir. He has about ten Youtube videos and also a book. He is hilarious. When wondering what your cat may be thinking when he gives 'those' looks. Henri captures one possible state of mind. Love Private Reserve Black Cherry. Thank you for reminding me of it.

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  4. Sarah, so wonderful and true to cats antics! I love this so much. What an impressive ink, so rich and beautiful shading. A feast for the eyes. Music & cats - great quote. Thanks so much.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful ink!!! Wow! The shading is serious! This will be another addition to my order this month! Great picture as always, and I love the quote. I might change it to "music and dogs," but who am I to challenge Albert Schweitzer???

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  6. Eva Yaa AsantewaaJuly 14, 2015 at 4:53 AM

    The adorableness! (cat fan over here!)

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  7. Hi Eric! It's fantastic!! :)

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  8. Henri!! I can't believe we forgot him. Those videos are hilarious!! :)

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  9. Haha! Happy Birthday, Denise! So glad you enjoyed this Monday Matchup! :)

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  10. Hi Tom! There are a few of us cat enthusiasts around here... are you a cat or a dog person? I absolutely love this ink. Such gorgeous shading! :)

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  11. Hi Kathy! I think you'll really enjoy working with this ink. Try it with a flex or stub nib to really see all the gorgeous colors it can produce. :)

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  12. Hi Eva! I may have gotten a little to excited when I saw this one.... I'm a huge cat fan! I'm happy to hear you are too. :)

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  13. I bought a bottle of Private Reserve Chocolate (coincidentally my MondayMatchup ink) at a pen show back in Sept at the recommendation of a friend. It has quickly become one of my favorite inks, and I plan to buy a number of other colors of Private Reserve at the DC pen show in Aug.

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  14. We have rescued many dogs and cats over the years, now have 4 dogs. We have 4 outdoor feral cats we had fixed and vaccinated and are taking care of, not domesticated. Once had a blind cat who was our house cat and wonderful. He would ambush a dog we had at the time by hiding behind the furniture (how does a blind cat know to hide and ambush?). We love all animals but the dogs are our main buddies at this time. I would say "...music, cats, & dogs" relaxes me.

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  15. Great idea! Private Reserve has some really nice inks to choose from. I haven't tried the Chocolate! I'll give that one a try next.

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  16. Eva, I'm still guessing that you used a black for some of the outlining, right?
    Mike in Nipomo

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  17. Eva Yaa AsantewaaJuly 14, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    I'm having a hard time replying since my cat has thrown herself almost onto the keyboard! LOL!

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  18. Looking at the pen and ink art each month is always enjoyable, and this drawing certainly brought a smile to my face! I love cats (and dogs, and many other creatures), and cats and music have provided me refuge over the years, so this was a special pleasure. I hadn't ever considered a black cherry ink, but I just may have to add this one to my Inksamplepalooza order later this month!

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