**WINNER: Brian R. (Entered on Instagram). Check back next week for another awesome Monday Matchup Giveaway**
Hey friends, Sarah here! Maya Angelou was celebrated a few days ago around the world for what would have been her 90th birthday and I will be remembering her words with my Monday Matchup today. Her writing on creativity, self discovery, and understanding is nothing short of inspiring. For this pairing, we have a LAMY 2000 gift set, complete with LAMY Blue/Black ink. Somehow, in my entire fountain pen life, I had never used a LAMY 2000- until now. Crazy! Given all of the hype, I was pretty excited to give it a go.
I knew what Maya Angelou quote I wanted to base my drawing around and started with the inspiration of a simple butterfly. The message of hard work being put into the transitional stages of any journey was what drew me to the quote. The Blue Morpho butterfly seemed close in color to the Lamy Blue/Black, so I sketched the butterfly shape out in pencil and then the final outlines with the LAMY 2000. I quickly remembered how hard butterfly wings are to draw! That is why I lightly shape everything out in pencil, because it took me a few tries to get the proportions right.
The LAMY 2000 glided across the Tomoe River paper, I can see why people love it so much! I have never used a pen without much of a grip like this one and found that part a little hard to get used to. But once I got used to it, I loved the shape of it. The nib on this one is an extra-fine which, to be honest, was a little too fine for my tastes. I found it perfect for writing small text and drawing tiny lines, but if you like to write a little bigger then I would recommend going with a bigger nib size. The LAMY Blue/Black was a subtle color, but nice and usable in probably any situation. It was a tame ink, but I loved that it came in the gift box with the pen.
This combo would be a perfect set for anyone trying to level up their pen collection. The LAMY 2000 instantly feels like a serious, yet still approachable pen. Definitely a level up from a starter pen. I could see giving this for a gift for a special occasion, or using as an everyday carry for meetings and work. I loved using this combo and would recommend it to anyone!
You could win this pen and ink! In an effort to make entering Monday Matchup a little easier, we’ve done away with the Rafflecopter widget and will be randomly selecting a winner from a randomly chosen platform each week. The entries methods will still be the same: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a blog comment, but you’ll no longer have to complete your entry through Rafflecopter.
How to enter Monday Matchup Giveaway:
- Match a pen and ink together. They don’t have to match in color, any fountain pen, and ink works.
- You can choose to enter only one way or submit up to 4 different entries if you’d like. Feel free to use the same picture for all 4 entries.
- Here’s how to enter:
The contest is open Monday, April 9, 2018, at 12 pm EST until Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 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.