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A beautiful black cat with a sweet face looking straight at the camera with big green eyes.

Last month I had to say goodbye to my beloved 16 year-old cat, Boo. I reflect on her life and our time together, including her connection to my relatively recent interest in fountain pens and inks.

A small wooden tray with col-o-dex cards of ink swatches sorted by color.
120 Col-o-dex Cards

In mid-April I started on a project to re-swatch all my inks on Col-o-dex cards with little sketches inspired by the ink name, packaging, and/or color. Now four months in, I took a look back at the process so far.

Several Sailor Manyo square glass bottles spread out across a wood desktop.

Since I'm obsessed with fountain pen inks, I came up with my own list of questions.

Sailor Pro Gear Slim 'Nuts' pen with a medium gold nib and light gray green translucent body with transparent yellow accents with swatches of the green/brown/blue Sailor Manyo Shirakashi and bright yellow Sailor Manyo Yamabuki inks.

Answering the 21 Pen Questions posed by Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk.