yesterday i left chinatown and headed to little tokyo for an early dinner with a friend. the evening sky was violet and a canopy of clouds hung over downtown. we walked to a ramen house in the twilight. i slurped down a gleaming white bowl of miso broth, ramen, pork, green onions, and an egg on top. when we left the sidewalks were wet with rain. we stopped at kinokuniya so i could have a gander at the brush pens & notebooks. i tromped out with a bag full of treasure under my arm, including 2 rolls of japanese paper.
today i zipped home after school and unpacked everything. tried out my new nibs that arrived this week on the ultra smooth paper pad you see above. i also tested out my french clairfontaine notebook, my new dedicated calligraphy practice book. both are luxurious. i love running my hand over the cool, smooth-as-silk pages.
it's friday! i'll just be here. enjoying the cooler air that has rolled in off the pacific. writing on my new paper.