Friday, June 5, 2009
Back in February, Quo Vadis Blog offered up some Herbin inks in exchange for reviewing them. I was very late jumping in and did not think that they would have any ink still available but, of course, if you know them - they found some for me. I offered to review the J. Herbin Vert Empire, since it looked like it would be a luscious deep green - I really like greens (and purples and reds...heck, I just like COLOR!).
Then, after having discovered the Quo Vadis Blog and becoming a faithful follower, I entered their monthly Where to Go Contest and as a result received a Clairefontaine Basics Notebook. I selected the clothbound version, in green, of course, to match the ink that I was receiving. I don't know why the website does not show this notebook in green, but I also had an option of the black, tan or red. (If you click on the Buy Now button you will see all four color options).
So the review - I really like this ink, please click on the photos above to read the full handwritten review, and I also like the notebook very much. The notebook has a nice soft back cover, stitched binding and 90 g pH neutral, acid-free paper with a smooth satin finish. The paper is the usual high quality Clairefontaine product.
This being said I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves.
Posted by Julie B at 7:32 AM