Hey all, Hope you are faring well, still in lockdown however I have been called into work Monday. How are things with you?
Anyway, on with the show.
* Pen making
Well I have been teaching myself a few new things this week. The blank making is coming along leaps and bounds since I bought some more resin and some new colours. I also got some new things to work on the different effects I can get. So here are some of the new blanks I did, I wanted to see if I could make one to a theme, so I chose to try and make one which reminded me of a sunny day at the beach with grass on the dunes and fluffy clouds in the sky. A nice happy scene which would make me smile. Here are the [blanks](https://i.imgur.com/DnQDKqX.jpg) which ended up making this pen unpolished it looked like [this](https://i.imgur.com/FcSktbz.jpg) and the other [side](https://i.imgur.com/1soyLso.jpg) then a [closeup](https://i.imgur.com/YOSmvCG.jpg). Well I polished it up today and it now looks like [this](https://i.imgur.com/Lfp89xd.jpg) the other [side](https://i.imgur.com/1PK5yrn.jpg) and with the [cap off](https://i.imgur.com/eD6crt9.jpg). I doubt I could ever repeat this blank but I am so happy I hope this goes to a good home.
The other one that was done was one my wife poured. She was trying something where she pre mixed the coloured together before pouring into a mold. It came out looking pretty snazzy! She said it [looks](https://i.imgur.com/vCZ8cY2.jpg) like a [Monet](https://img.theculturetrip.com/1024×574/smart/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/56-3701471-780px-claude-monet-impression-soleil-levant-1872.jpg). The thing about it though is that it uses the same colours as the beach blank. So here is the [unpolished](https://i.imgur.com/dPzjWxi.jpg) pen and then the final result with [cap on](https://i.imgur.com/hWX46Hd.jpg) and [cap off](https://i.imgur.com/KaMSLTy.jpg). Cool huh?
Other things I have done this week are:
* I mixed some new blanks, a gorgeous [blue and purple](https://i.imgur.com/SfffCh1.jpg) one and a sort of pastel version of similar [colours](https://i.imgur.com/VK1Uupu.jpg), can’t wait to turn them into pens.
* I got to use some gorgeous Diamons Cast Radience blanks to make an order, even unpolished it looked [gorgeous](https://i.imgur.com/OuLBSWs.jpg) I took a [closeup too](https://i.imgur.com/xhVTzDy.jpg), here it is [polished up](https://i.imgur.com/W5SqWhy.jpg) and [cap off](https://i.imgur.com/NPVspcj.jpg).
*I re polished the [red and yellow](https://i.imgur.com/ggBNbjH.jpg) pen I posted last week as someone pointed out there were some micro scratches on it I had [overlooked](https://i.imgur.com/H7Gjlcq.jpg).
* And lastly, I fixed my [daughters pen](https://i.imgur.com/ZLPEf7K.jpg). She was so happy, when I gave it to her she gave me a big smile and said ‘I have missed writing with a fountain pen daddy.’ So cute.
As usual feel free to give feedback or suggestions in the comments. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones and stay safe.