Hi Friends!

I had some time today so I thought I would join in with the WOYWW gang again.  Here’s what’s on my desk today…
I was refilling some Poscas (and other pens) recently and thought I would show this other photo as a few people were asking how to do it.  You will need some pliers to grip the top of the pen and then twist in the opposite way you would usually twist – don’t give up, it will come off!  You can see in the above photo just to the right of the upstanding pen, that the whole white part/top of the pen has been removed.  Once that is done, remove the valve that controls ink flow – it’s sitting below the top of the pen in the photo.  Sometimes that will come out with the top piece – refill the pen with acrylic ink, and then put everything back together and use the pliers again to tighten it.  I use a syringe to fill the pen so that I can see how much is going in there to avoid overfilling but the ink bottles do have a nozzle to aid in refilling.  I also refill my printer ink cartridges so the syringe is from the refilling kit.  I filled nine Poscas like this, five white and four black.  It will work with all Poscas except the PC-1MR which have a metal nib.

If you have some dried up Poscas you can try one of three things to make them useful again:  1. top up with water and give them a good shake and that will extend the life of the pen, 2. refill with the same colour, 3. refill with a totally different colour.  [edited to add: the ink refills are available at JacksonsCassart, and amazon.  Jacksons are usually the cheapest and ship internationally, Cassart and Jacksons often have special offers, look for the Molotow and FW Daler Rowney brands.  They also sell replacement nibs.]

Also on my desk was Miss Lily who was trying to take a nap while I worked on my November calendar page.

Today’s Art . . .

Today’s art is a journal page for Jo’s theme this month on Art Journal Journey – Nature. 

The stove is on most nights now.  Here is Mr G in prime position right in front of it.

And here is Miss P trying to disembowel a toy.  You can’t see it as she has her front paws wrapped around it and she’s kicking it with her back paws but it makes for a cute photo.  She gets to sleep on the couch in the dining room when it’s cold but still has to be kept separated from the rest of us in case she kills us in our sleep.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading and Happy Journalling!


my recycled bullet journal, bird images, DS Quin Gold paint, book paper,


Art Journal JourneyNature

WOYWW #753 (I’m #10 this week)

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
November 11, 2023 6:30 am

Thanks for showing how to refill Posca pens. I had NO idea. Killer kitty? That had me laughing,

What a stunning and amazing calendar. I love that it’s recycled and it’s so well done. Puts mine to shame. Thanks for sharing this at Art Journal Journey using Jo’s nature theme.

Jo - Let's Art Journal
November 10, 2023 9:53 pm

Wow, that’s great, I didn’t know that you could refill posca pens. Your calender pages are fabulous with all those birds and I loved seeing your cats, your woodburner looks so warm and cosy too – perfect ?. Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ! Hugs, Jo x

Alison Hall
November 9, 2023 6:34 pm

Great tip about the Posca pens Elle. I always feel bad getting rid of the empty ones, I do put them into recycling.
Your calendar spread is beautiful with that gorgeous border.
Love the photos of the cats, it’s hard to believe in Miss P. the killer cat. She looks so sweet! 😀
Happy November,

November 9, 2023 3:37 pm

Great tutorial on refilling Posca paint pens! I never knew about this! I will have to remember to come back when I need to refill. Your cats are beautiful. I had to laugh about Miss P, she looks so much like my Mittsy! Mittsy usually spends the night sleeping on the floor in the hallway outside our room. I think she’s there to protect us from anyone who shouldn’t be there. Inky is allowed to sleep on the bed, no problems there! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #18 PS: I love the name of your blog!

November 8, 2023 9:49 pm

I love the beautiful collage edges to your calendar! Thanks for the information about refilling Poscas. Miss P – killer cat? Surely not, she looks so cute! Thanks for sharing at AJJ. Hug, Chrisx

November 8, 2023 8:52 pm

Hi there, me again! I’d be very grateful for any fabric donations. If you email me at:
ADDRESS REMOVED FOR PRIVACY and I’ll send you my details, thank you so much!
Hugs LLJ xxx

November 8, 2023 6:29 pm

great way to extend the life of your pens. I fear I’d get in a right mess though…. Happy WOYWW Helen #2

Sarah Brennan
November 8, 2023 6:20 pm

Great tip re the Posca pens Elle. Meow to all your adorable kitties! Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #1

November 8, 2023 6:08 pm

Would Miss P really hurt you? The other cats I can imagine but you???
Thanks for the know how on the refilling of the Posca pens but where do you get the ink to refill with? Is it Posca Ink or just any ink?
Love your November calendar – especially the owl
Hugs, Neet xx12

November 8, 2023 2:36 pm

Great November page. Sounds like a violent kitty there ?. Miss P looks so cute, despite what she is up to ?. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW. Angela #13

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