The write thing Project 365(2) Day 12

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    I used to write everything with this selection of pens; reports, essays, application forms etc etc. I hated biros, much preferring the feel of a pen nib on paper. That was before I got my first computer with a half decent word processor. Once I had an Apple Classic II with Claris Works and Microsoft Word installed that was it.

    Now, I write very little apart from in my Spanish class where I write in pencil, so these beautiful pens sit in a drawer unused.

    They have all been thoroughly cleaned so a quick fill with Parker’s Quink would bring them back into action. Quite when then will be and for what reason I don’t know.

    Mi colección de plumas con las cuales escribía. Ahora utilizo un procesador de textos, éstos soy inusitado.

    GoodNCrazy, lovely telephones, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sohvimus 107 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo.

    2. Keith Williamson 107 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your kind comment, I hope your visit to Finland is going well and providing you with plenty of photo opportunities.

    3. comedy_nose 107 months ago | reply

      They're lovely instruments Keith. But which one (if any) made the black lines? You've done a cracking job lining them up by the way - that's if the black lines ever physically existed!

      I always longed to be able to craft beautiful letter forms with a fountain pen but my left handedness and handwriting (very small, almost illegible, very, very fast) prohibited me from ever getting there. Maybe when I retire. :)

    4. Keith Williamson 107 months ago | reply

      The black lines did exist - shame on you for thinking I would resort to trickery in Photoshop :-)

      They weren't drawn by any of those pens though because it would have been a waste to fill one up just to draw three lines.

      Lining them up with the nibs was difficult and I almost got it right. Now that is where a wee bit of trickery in Photoshop to complete them came in :-)

      As for my handwriting, that is awful and at times indecipherable which worked to my advantage when writing reports.

    5. Maxima Dalluge 91 months ago | reply

      wow, this one is so great! I had a big laugh!parker pens uk

    6. Angela Boothroyd 89 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this photo - I've used it on a short post for English language learners

    7. Mary_on_Flickr 88 months ago | reply

      I join other commenters in thanking you for this lovely image. Used for our online club for kids who write at

    8. dorajistyle 88 months ago | reply

      thanks for share this photo!

    9. krolpj 69 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this photo available! I'm using it in an upcoming blog post at on April 3.

    10. Empirical Magazine 68 months ago | reply

      I love this image. I'd like to use it on my personal blog and am crediting "Keith Williamson."
      Thank you! ~Tara

    11. ehprybylski 56 months ago | reply

      I would like to use this image on my commercial website as a graphic. It is attributed to you under Creative Commons Attribution and a link is provided to your Flickr page. If you would like to remove it please send me a message and I shall do so immediately. Beautiful photography!

    12. Mums About Town 54 months ago | reply

      Hi there,

      What a great picture! I used it on our website and credited you both at the bottom of the page and in the image tags ( If you have any question don't hesitate to contact us (

      Have a nice day,
      Mums About Town.

    13. cvmotivacionopismo 47 months ago | reply

      Nice photo,
      We will use it one our new web site and give the attribution with links to your flickr profile and creative commons page.
      Thanks for uploading.

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