What do you get when you combine this…
The answer is THIS!
Baron Fig’s latest Limited Edition Confidant, Raspberry Honey, is one sweet package. Packed inside a whimsically illustrated box (they had me right there), you’ll find the raspberry burgundy hued Confidant, along with an inspiring story that’s part fable, part fairy tale, written and illustrated by artist Geoff Gouveia.
I was immediately enchanted by the color, the artwork, and the tale of hope, friendship, and perseverance.
Oh, and the debossed cover.
Yes, those are bees, which you may have guessed, figure heavily into this Confidant’s origin story.
What a cool detail.
Here’s where I make a confession. Well, two confessions, actually.
Confession #1: I own a few limited edition Confidants (Three-Legged Juggler, Work-Play, etc.) but have never written in one. They’re in my journal backlog, awaiting just the right purpose.
Confession #2: I couldn’t bring myself to write in this Raspberry Honey edition without having a plan. It’s too special to start marking up willy-nilly. (I’m aware that I have issues in this regard. Working on it.)
What to do, what to do?!
Then it dawned on me to do some writing samples in my standard edition Confidant (also unused) since the paper is the same as in this limited edition version.
So I tamped down my perfectionism and started trying out pencils…
and liquid inks…
and fountain pens…
and a few gel inks and ballpoints.
I was expecting some feathering or bleed-through with some of the wetter inks, but the performance of the paper thrilled me, and made me realize that I’ve got to start working through my Baron Fig stash. Perfectionism be damned.
The Raspberry Honey Confidant is the perfect place to record my own inspirational stories. A vow. I will do that.
I love the dot-grid pages and the lack of feathering with my widest (1.1 mm stub) nibs. I was even able to see a bit of sheen with the Robert Oster Fire & Ice ink in my Edison Pearlette. There was no show-through at all with the inks and nibs I used for testing.
This Raspberry Honey limited edition comes with the same set of features you’ve come to expect from other Baron Fig Confidants.
Love the paper.
Love the cover.
Love the story.
I’m completely and utterly charmed.
This Raspberry Honey Limited Edition Confidant is available directly from Baron Fig ($20.00 for one; You save a few bucks by buying two or three). The notebook reviewed here was sent to me, by Baron Fig, for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated and there are no affiliate links in this post. This post reflects my personal experiences with this latest Baron Fig offering.