Louie does not write yet -to my knowledge- ;) but he has been intrigued by the idea that back in days bygone people wrote with feathers dipped in ink.
So today we went to the local park where there are heaps of Ducks, Ibis, a few Geese and Swans in hope of finding some feathers he can use to try out old style writing.
We found quite a few, this was his favourite, from an Ibis.
I think this may have sparked off a new interest for him, collecting and identifying feathers around the place.
So we had quite a time trying to find ink at any of the shops we visited, eventually managing to find some at a specialist stationers, squeeze bottles for wetting inkpads.
Louie enjoyed his experiment writing with his feather, and I was quite surprised how well it worked, we didn't modify the feather at all, but I think I might try trimming the tip up later on, the shaft gives a very nice fine point, I can understand how such fine calligraphy was possible when feathers were in vogue :)