[Sold] Horatio the Seagull – zendoodle fountain pen


Horatio the Seagull is part of Hanna’s Life’s A Beach series. This nattily attired seagull stands on a pole, eating a fish; below him is a sandy seabed decorated with dozens of pretty shells, and behind him is a fishing boat heading towards shore. In the background are four beach houses standing on a raised pier, with a lifebuoy, three fish strung out to dry, and a ladder, hanging above the waves.

The barrel similarly has a light sandy shoreline with pale blue ocean below that and a pale blue sky above. The houses are tremendously intricate: there is a turret, a wash-line with a cloth and a sock on it, another line with fish hanging to dry (on our West Coast we call the fish bokkoms, and in our household, stinky bokkoms, for good reason), brightly painted roofs, ladders, chimneys, weathervanes … one could spend days staring at this pen and still find something new every time.

Hanna painted the background in multiple layers of watercolour, then doodled her artwork on to one of our fountain pen blanks that we specifically designed for the purpose. Once the artwork was complete we coated it in an outer layer of clear resin which allows the owner to carry and use this art on a daily basis without it getting scratched or damaged. A portable, functional, one-of-one original.

This fountain pen has a turquoise grip section, a sterling silver cap band and section ring, plus a logo in the cap finial and is supplied with an engraved stainless steel Jowo nib.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.