Greetings from the Customer Care team, I’m Susan. I am thrilled to bring you the Faber-Castell Loom in Gunmetal (Medium nib) and Robert Oster Green at Night. These colors threw me a bit at first. The ink made me think of summer nights, and the pen made me think of a tan, so I concluded “Summer, it is!” Oh, but read on, gentle Monday Matchup fans, my train of thought took a very different track.
While I was sitting at my desk, my co-worker Kelsi mentioned that the pen reminds her of fall, so here I now have Summer and Fall. Then a flashback hits me! My late father used to love chasing fall with his cameras, crossing the country in his car. He would shoot close to a thousand pictures during the several times he did this. So, now I’m thinking about my dad as I sit down to work on this piece. When I was about 7 years old, I was at a diner in New Jersey with my parents and my dad took the opportunity to point out an important lesson on the front of the menu. The saying I featured in this piece was printed on the front of that diner menu. My dad read it and started laughing uncontrollably. He said “Sunbonnet, I’m about to teach you something very important for your whole life, and it’s from a menu… in a diner… in New Jersey.” I’ve never forgotten this and I remember him teaching it to my daughters as well. Grazie papa, le parole vive o. I used a Rhodia No. 18 Blank pad and cut out a circle, which was suprisingly difficult. I used a Caran d’Ache brush pen to give my doughnut some pazzazz. Then I wrote out the quote “As you ramble on through life, dear brother, Whatever be your goal, Keep your eye upon the doughnut, And not upon the hole
You may remember from my last Monday Matchup that I am a huge fan of Stub and Italic nibs, but this medium nib was really nice to write with. It was smooth, generous with ink, and the pen felt good in my hand as well. I don’t post my pens, but I did post this one for the purposes of this matchup. I found it well balanced, surprising as the look of the cap would make it seem otherwise. Nice job, Faber-Castell! It is an all-around good pen for all tasks. It performs well, is beautiful to look at, the nib is smooth, and feels good both posted or unposted.
I am a big Robert Oster fan and this ink is no exception. It flowed beautifully. This color is not a true green, nor a black-green, but rather a darker deep green. It has dimension, but I wouldn’t call it shading. It doesn’t have the shortest dry time ever recorded, but I don’t think it’s abnormally long either. This ink could be professional and still outside of the black or blue/black norm for you jazzy professionals! I can also see this looking gorgeous on cream paper.
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The contest is open Monday, December 4, 2017 at 12 pm EST until Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12 pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow once the contest closes. The winner must live in a country that Goulet Pens currently ships to. Click here to see the Official Contest Rules.
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