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Poetry

Paper

#fowc #paper

pulped and rolled out wood chip

a marvellous media to receive the

pens contents

even if the colour is

red , blue, yellow or green

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Character

Blot

#FOWC #Inkdrop

By an act of gravity

launched from a fountain pen

over the white letter paper

the ink made its mark

Born out of a fault

launch of an identity

over time

that developed

Beginnings of a character

living on its on line home

out of nowhere

the footprints spread

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Life Media Poetry

An ink explosion

#octpowrimo #ifiwereyou

opinion is a wonderful thing

but after you’ve vented your spleen

across two pages of finest vellum

re read, recollect your thoughts, and rewrite

for once you’ve stuck it in the envelope

and it’s journeyed to the news paper

a different edition of who you are

will be plastered over the letters page

and though you won’t see them

all eyes will turn on you

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Art

Getting crafty

Salford, Wednesday 8th August

#crafts #stamps #art #ink

Returning to a craft, I enjoyed doing.

The medium…simple enough linoleum, like the stuff mum and dad used to tile the kitchen with, only a lot more plainer than the colourful patterns that contained

My tools, an inked pad, like the ones they had at school, and a carving tool…with attachments you had to treat like a drill

The subject, a common tree leaf, basic as you can find at this time of year, and drawn out onto the linoleum and then cut out

Transferring the design onto the Lino in reverse, came first. Do it the other way you would get a reverse image…and that would just be daft.

You took care with the tool…that thing cutting into the medium could also take out the ends of your fingers. Once finished the carvings went into the bin. Before I did a test run.

Letting the ink form a thin layer on the Lino, before applying just the right amount of pressure to print onto the paper

For a first attempt, it’s not that bad…I’ll be giving it a go with some watercolour to create a picture, later.

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Learning writing

Ink

10150inkwell

#CFFC #LetterI

We start with the title of this website for this challenge – the #inkwell composed by your host #Inkdrop

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Now some of you might not have read my explanation of my pen name.  I was handed my first fountain pen at the tender age of ten.  Just before my entry into the big wide jungle known as high school.  I dabbled with the fountain pen all for five years in an attempt to improve my handwriting, positives – it kinda worked, it also got me noticed by the young ladies in the common room

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Acrostic Pleasures Poetry Technology writing

Once more into the ink…

Quill

Quite the thing, the noble feather known as a quill

under the hand of the wordsmith

it paints pictures in type without a machine

letters form on paper through ink

lovingly transcribed by the writer with the sharpened nib