Fountain Pen, Ink & Stationery and swipe for Crochet Pen Sleeve : After reading the book Zero Waste Lifestyle where the author mentioned using fountain pens I decided to make the switch from disposable roller balls. As a stationery lover I couldn’t be happier as fountain pens are wonderful. My fountain pen is the Pilot Cavalier XF. The bottled ink from J. Herbin, a very old French company, is nontoxic & uses natural pigments. They have just beautiful ink colors. The paper I stamped with rubber stamps & water-soluble stamp inks. Since the Pen is metal I crocheted a pen sleeve so it wouldn’t get scratched in my purse.
As someone who has done graphic design—I even worked in a print shop years ago—I love all kinds of stationery and paper products. I took a turn toward papercrafts a few years ago, but now since going zero waste I’m feeling rather conflicted as it isn’t always easy to find zero waste art supplies. I have let my other account @wildflowerpaper go a bit dormant for now. If any of you are artists, designers, crafters, etc. I’m curious how you are managing with your art while pursuing zero waste. I’m definitely seeking out greener materials but also wrestling with buying any more supplies like acrylic paints, markers etc. This is tough as I was just getting into art journaling. Have you decided to give up some art supplies & techniques if you can’t find greener options or are there lots of green supplies in your craft? I would love to hear your stories & tips of how you are managing both to create art and go zero waste as I’m finding it a bit challenging. 🌿