I admit it. I can truly splurge on a lot of things. But when my husband and I entered into a favorite pen shop in Carmel and saw this beautiful line of inks, we were utterly “taken.” They are produced by Pilot and come in a bountiful line of colors – all artfully named and even more artfully bottled. Check out this bottle. Granted, it’s not the cheapest bottle of ink we’ve ever purchased (thus the title of this blog), but thrift can be over rated don’t you think? This color is named “Moonlight” and I used the ink to paint the bottle here. It’s saturated and free-flowing and a joy to this calligrapher’s heart.