This paper is merely a delight – air mail paper that is a bit like onion skin paper, lightweight and thin, as originally designed to cut back postage costs while enabling the writer to fit more pages into an envelope. Everyone loves the thought of stacks of letters, tied together with string, holding the whole story of months or years apart between two different people. The thin, crinkly texture of this paper is a little nostalgic, and you know that’s the secret way to my heart.
But what makes this paper truly excellent is that along side being very thin, it is also extremely fountain pen friendly, even with broad and wet nibs. The paper is indeed thin it’s translucent, and yet i could use virtually any ink and nib combination I have, with my letters and lines looking neat and crisp.
Alas, considering that the paper can be so see-through, the backside associated with paper is not super for writing on, unless you’ve used an extra fine nib or maybe not a fountain pen.
This paper isn’t the identical to Tomoe River paper – it’s definitely thinner (and has now more show through), and in addition has a bit more texture. It’s hard to catch an image of it, but while i might still describe this paper as generally smooth, it has a texture sort of like cotton paper. It’s also more crinkly than Tomoe River paper, since it’s so incredibly thin – the full life Airmail paper is similar to true onion skin paper.
Regarding the left is the cream Tomoe River Paper, the lines would be the guidelines added to the pad to position underneath, and on the right is the Airmail paper.
The paper is B5 sized, which is a size that is great letters and notebooks, one of my favourite. I use A5 for thank you notes or simply just writing to say hello, and A4 when I’ve got too much to say, but B5 is a great size that is intermediate.
The very best sized envelopes for this are the # 6 air mail envelopes from Life, which is the size that is best for B5 envelopes in general (why don’t more companies get this size?). These envelopes in particular are also thin, but are still very good. You are meant by this size can just fold your letter up into thirds horizontally, without the need to fold your letter vertically to fit in.
The biggest drawback if i’m writing a letter in stages, and need to leave the sheets on my desk overnight or for a few days, they tend to get crumpled and show wear more easily for me is that this paper is a bit fragile, so. I suppose it is all the more reason to create aside a dedicated time for you to start and finish something, however these full days i’m trying to be productive in most the tiny pockets of time I am able to find. Perhaps really, it’s much more cause to be a little more organized with all the junk I have piled through to do my essay my desk.
After our hiatus in December, we’re having our Letter Writing Club again tomorrow night, Thursday, January 11th, from 7-9:00. We’re hoping to see some of you there! Now with the baby that is new things are a bit hairy around bed time again, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for 2 soundly sleeping babies so I can participate in the enjoyment.
We’re coming up on InCoWriMo again, this February. While I give it a beneficial go every year, I find myself leaning increasingly more into longer and more meaningful letters with closer correspondents, in comparison to brief letters, which does not lend itself to an everyday activity. I may, however, make things easy on myself, and maybe compile a listing of people to whom I’ll send a postcard or note that is short.
We’re slowly settling into a back that is routine, although there are a few big, sweeping changes coming up in front of us, and that knows what our day will look like. Things sometimes look like they’re needs to fall under place – dinner plans or replenishing stock after the holidays – and then sometimes I’m searching for renovation photos, find a folder on my desk top labeled “renovation photos,” simply to open it and locate it empty.
The renovations continue to slog along, with a road that is few. City zoning and permits and environmental testing and weird by-laws. Everyone loves this populous city, but sometimes the bureaucracy can be a little much.
We’re getting ready behind the scenes, collecting furniture, repairing treasures from unlikely places, & most exciting of all of the, sourcing a few new brands and lines for the opening that is big. It’s all basically a jumble back here, attempting to organizing shipping and the warehouse filling up with areas of furniture taken apart and stacked up. You may also see a few of this furniture stacked behind the counters at our shop, similar to this lovely saran-wrapped library card catalogue regarding the right. It’s actually a classic University of Windsor card catalogue that Jon paid an arm and a leg to get delivered here, and today that arm and a leg are only sitting within our shop, operating as a rather side table that is tall.