Notebook Addict of the Week: Jake Seliger

Jake Seliger is a novelist, (see his novels here) and blogs at The Story’s Story, where he has a variety of posts about using notebooks and reviewing various brands, some of which I’ve linked to before. I think this photo of his notebook stack qualifies for addiction! Some of Jake’s very valuable reminders about the […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Sara

This week’s addict blogs at Crawford Writing Blog. She emailed me a link to her post about what’s she learned from journaling, which included the photo below of some of her collection. It must only show a very small fraction if she’s on journal #98! “I’ve been keeping a journal since I learned how to […]

Ingmar Bergman’s Notebook

Found this via a great tip from commenter Johan– Ingmar Bergman’s notebook kept during the filming of Persona in 1965:   Source: Archival object of the day | Ingmar Bergman

Lisa Congdon’s Latest Sketchbook

Some excellent sketchbook spreads from Lisa Congdon– I love the density of the patterns: She notes that she uses a Moleskine Sketchbook and glues the pages together with a glue stick to provide extra thickness. I’m curious to try this out– I wonder if the glue adds an extra layer of protection from bleed-through…   […]

A Sketchbook Can Be a Passport

I enjoyed this Q&A with artist Karen Neale, who traveled around the world sketching UNESCO World Heritage sites: “Q. How did this idea emerge? A. My passion is sketching and painting the world around me. Since leaving school, I have kept a sketchbook with me, all through my training, qualifying and working as an architect. […]

David Bowie’s Notebooks

It’s hard to imagine a world without David Bowie… I can’t say I’d really thought of him in connection to notebooks at all, but I was happy to find this, from a 2014 review of a David Bowie exhibition in Berlin: David Bowie, original lyrics for “Ziggy Stardust” (1972) (courtesy the David Bowie Archive, image […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jenny

This week’s addict blogs about pens, paper and more at The Finer Point. Jenny has accumulated a prodigious collection of Field Notes and other brands of small staple-bound notebooks, both used and unused. I love the way all the used ones look in the first photo– so much color variation but such nice, neat bundles […]

World War I Sketch in a Notebook

An amusing sketch from a World War I notebook: Helston Museum’s new World War One exhibition will throw light on the lives of women carrying out war work with the display of two rarely seen artefacts belonging to local women.As part of the new Women in the First World War exhibition, the Helston WWI Heritage […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Laura Rubin

Laura Rubin is a notebook addict who has also become a notebook maker/seller. Below is a photo of Laura’s journals starting from age 8. Now Laura is the founder of AllSwell Creative, which offers the AllSwell Notebook No. 1: “AllSwell is a passion project launched to encourage creativity in all its forms. It’s the brainchild […]

“I try to write down my honest thoughts”

Some interesting thoughts on journaling. I love the illustrated pages:   “I try to write down my honest thoughts. I leave my notebooks open on the kitchen counter all the time, and every once in a while, a house guest will steal a pilfering look. Sometimes this makes for interesting conversations. I have a horrible […]