Sunday, November 27, 2011

What's Thanksgiving without a Pilgrim?

Well, hello Pilgrim! It's been a while since we've seen you here. What would Thanksgiving be without at least one pilgrim at the dinner table? Right? I know, I know. Thanksgiving is over and I'm behind as usual.

In fact, it was time to pause and reflect in Pilgrim about two months ago but I'm just getting to it now. Why? Because, as you can read above, I'm afflicted with 75% syndrome. As soon as any project reaches this point, I run out of steam, inspiration, and interest. I'm ready to move on. I like starting projects so much more than finishing them.

The dilemma I'm reflecting upon is whether I should try to catch up and finish Pilgrim in 2011 as I had originally planned....or if I should forget about my self-imposed deadline and just finish it whenever. Of course, that leads me to wonder if I will ever finish it at all, or if it will end up amongst all the other unfinished projects in my studio. What should I do? Advice? Anyone? Anyone?

This page was the first I did in Pilgrim with my brand new Lamy Safari fountain pen. It arrived in the mail from Germany on Wednesday and I haven't stopped using it since! I bought it for sketching since it's the pen of choice for so many urban sketchers, but it works well for lettering too. It glides across the paper much better than a marker and I'm still getting used to the feel of it. I can refill it with waterproof ink, so no more dried out markers. So far I have to say I LOVE IT!!!


Anonymous said...

No advice, because I suffer from the same 75% affliction--but I wanted to say how much I like this page. Some of my favorite colors!

lori vliegen said...

pilgrim is not only looking fabulous, it looks quite happy even at 75%....!! i wish i could offer some good advice, but if you could see my pile of unfinished journals, you'd know i'm not really qualified.......

thanks for sharing the good news about your new pen. i might have to treat myself to one of those!! xoxox

p.s. and i LOVE your DC blow me away, letter girl!! xox

We Three 3 said...

ooh that pen looks mighty nice...Germany huh? Right there's a 75% situation for me. I'll look into it, research, but actually get to order one? ha!

I think there are more 75%ers out there than you know, my friend! I am one for sure. Maybe worse, more like 40%. And, man oh man, I do a whole lotta talking about stuff too. yak yak yak

I am in love with how Pilgrim came out! Your style is so cool!

Candace said...

I guess I'm a 75%er, too, or my percent might be even lower. If it were me and I didn't try to do it by the deadline, I would never do it...but that's just me. I have a Lamy but I don't know which "model," or whatever you call it in pens. It looks like that but silver. I didn't know they had a rep. Cool. I do like the feel of it and it writes easily.

Shelley Whiting said...

I love all the lettering. The journal is very fun and playful.