A Fiber Artist’s Sketchbook

“[Internationally known fiber artist] Cindy Steiler is always working, in her studio, “drawing with thread.”, during a European artist residency, teaching students how to push the boundaries of fiber. She works in an antique mall, browsing eerie photos of women she doesn’t know. She works in a grocery store aisle, scribbling an idea into her […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moleskine

The creator of the musical Hamilton use Moleskine notebooks…. and despite the images below of Hemingway, Picasso, etc, the linked article does a good job of explaining the true history of “moleskine” vs “Moleskine®”. “Lin-Manuel Miranda worked for six years to get his Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning musical Hamilton from his head onto a stage. He […]

Travel With A Sketchbook

A wonderful article by David Gillett about appreciating your travels more when you sketch instead of taking photos: “My son Harry and I had weaseled our way into the cloistered beauty of Oxford’s Magdalen College on May Morning, a few hours after gathering with 20,000 other revelers to greet the sunrise with a hymn sung […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Luisa

This week’s addict is an illustrator and web developer who blogs at Je Suis Éclectique. The images below are from a wonderful post about how to develop a good sketchbook habit. “If you’ve ever wandered into an office supplies, art or craft store and walked down the aisles of lovely notebooks, a mysterious pull might get […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Mark

This week’s addict is an architect with a shelf full of sketchbooks and a recent preference for Field Notes: “…I am quite pleased to have recently found a series of small, flexible notebooks by Field Notes Brand… They are not quite large enough to replace the classic 5×8 landscape-bound black sketchbooks that I have been […]

Landscape Art in Notebooks

I love the art and the art supplies on display at the blog of Nathan Fowkes: See more at Land Sketch. He offers online classes too!

Theodore Roosevelt’s Field Notebooks

Theodore Roosevelt kept field notebooks on his travels, including the ones pictured below from a safari trip. He seems to have had a talent for sketching the animals he saw… and shot! 🙁 See more at: Pages from Theodore Roosevelt’s field notebooks recording animals killed on safari

Designers’ Favorite Notebooks

Co. Design asked 16 designers to share their favorite notebooks, and some of their contents. Here’s a few of my faves: Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook. Read more at: 16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks | Co.Design | business + design

Paul Klee’s Notebooks

The page above is from one of the artist Paul Klee’s notebooks, thousands of pages of which can be viewed online here. “These works are considered so important for understanding modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo’s A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance,” says Monoskop. Their description also quotes critic […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Missy Dunaway

I’ve seen Missy Dunaway’s art on Pinterest, and was always impressed, but I didn’t know her backstory until I came across an article about her on Mashable. Not only does she paint amazing scenes on notebook pages, she has quite a collection of filled Moleskines! Read more about Missy and see more of her gorgeous […]