Moleskine Monday: Andrea Joseph’s Sketches

Andrea Joseph shows off some neat sketches in various colors of pen and pencil, all in a Moleskine sketchbook. Here’s one of my faves:   See more at andrea joseph’s sketchblog: four drawings, three places, one sketchbook.

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

I’ve gotten way behind on carnival administration and we missed doing July… but here it is, at last! Thanks for everyone who has submitted posts. Future months are open for carnival hosts, so if you have a blog about pens, pencils, paper or anything related, please contact me to learn more about hosting. art supplies […]

Daily Sketching Tips

Some good tips from the blog “Teach Kids Art” on how to establish a daily sketchbook routine, including suggestions for a lightweight, portable sketching kit. I can second the recommendation for most of these materials as I use them too: To ensure you have a sketch­book at your side when oppor­tu­nity (or inspi­ra­tion) strikes, you’ll […]

Art Journaling in Action

Cool video: a week of art journaling compressed into a few minutes!

A Five-Year Old Notebook Fan!

This is one of my favorite reader-submitted photos ever– meet Tholakele, a 5-year old from South Africa.  On a trip to Paris, left the toy department at Le Bon Marché empty handed and instead picked out a notebook and pen and ink set for herself, which she tried out the minute she and her mother […]

Moleskine Monday: Reviewing My Latest

It’s been a while since I actually reviewed a Moleskine notebook, and with all the concerns about quality going downhill, I thought it might be a good time to look at one I am currently using, a plain pocket size notebook (with regular paper, not sketchbook weight) which was purchased in recent months. This is […]

Things to Come

I have a big to-do list for this blog. Here’s some of the notebooks and things I’ve got waiting in the wings for future coverage, some of which I’ve been meaning to get to for ages: Miquelrius Boarding notebook 0.00 Night and Young Guns Moleskine books Piccadilly Softcover Notebook Assorted Japanese notebooks from Kinokuniya Bookstore […]

Review & Giveaway: Ink Journal

This notebook is for all the fountain pen and ink fanatics out there: the Ink Journal. It was created by Tom Oddo of Goldspot Pens, who I am sure tests a lot of pens and inks, and as such, must have put a lot of thought into what a perfect ink-testing notebook would be. A […]

Notebook Addict(s) of the Week: The Fountain Pen Network

I came across this thread on the Fountain Pen Network where various notebook addicts ‘fess up. No photos, unfortunately, but the collections described include these: Rocket1: 2 Paperblanks 2 A4 Rhodias – one stapled at the side and one at the top 1 Small Rhodia- I forget which size 1 A6 Rhodia Webbie 1 A5 […]

Notebooks in Your Car

Do you keep a notebook in your car? If so, where do you keep it? If you buy a Volkswagen CC, you can have a special place for it in the small driver’s-side glove compartment, as shown in their brochure: The notebook looks like the Markings notebooks you can find at Staples and Target. For […]