Writing in a Journal Can Help You Disconnect and Focus

“If you needed a reason to get off your smartphone from time to time, consider that keeping a written journal may actually improve your life.” This article has some tips for those who haven’t yet succeeded in developing the habit of journaling: 4 Tips to Keep a Personal Journal That Can Help You Disconnect and […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Saeed

This week’s addict is a self-described “Moleskine whore” who blogged about his sudden infatuation at NitroCats: “I have a confession to make: I’ve become a bit of a Moleskine whore. And I’m okay with that. It started a few months ago when I wanted to get back into screenwriting and wasn’t feeling very creative sitting […]

Journal Junky

It’s always cool to see someone turn their love of notebooks into a business: “Nicole Watkins knows firsthand that faithfully writing in a journal can change your life. “I’ve been journaling since I was a little girl. I loved that connection between the hand and the mind and writing would always get me through sad […]

Anders Nilsen’s Sketchbook Art

This was an exciting find from the LA Times website: Anders Nilsen’s sketchbook art “Anders Nilsen is called a comics artist, but that’s not exactly what he does. Yes, his books are visual, but  Nilsen seems at times to be about the deconstruction of form itself in favor of a purer style of storytelling, gathering […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Esme (again)

Esmé has been featured here as a notebook addict before, back in January 2014. Since then, their collection has been expanding , filling a whole additional shelf! Esmé writes: “So I’m now 17, as of last week (I was 15 when I last submitted I think), and I’ve been collecting notebooks for the last couple […]

Basquiat Notebooks

I was so excited several months ago when I heard there would be a big exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum all about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks. I’d seen some of the images of the notebooks and pages and thought it sounded really cool, but then I read that the notebooks had been carefully disassembled so the […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Cynthia Morris

This week’s addict is the blogger at Original Impulse, where she offers “support and resources to help you love your creative life.” She was faced with a decision about what to do with all these filled notebooks!   “As I unpack and move into my new home, I am faced with a decision: do I […]

In Praise of Wear and Tear

From a lovely essay about appreciating the worn, torn, lived-in-ness of books and notebooks, the “messiness of creation”: “For about fifteen years now I have been keeping a notebook, or multiple notebooks actually, ostensibly with the intention of jotting down ideas or thoughts before they escape off into the ether. Occasionally these thoughts result in […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Ben Hatke

This week’s addict is Ben Hatke, creator of the ‘Zita the Spacegirl‘ series. In a guest post at GeekDad, he talks about the importance of sketchbooks in his creative process: “I can’t stress enough the importance of sketchbooks in my creative work. I think one of the most important things that anyone with an interest […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Wendy

This week’s addict compiled the journals below during a period of transition in her life: “Learning Journals from 2009″ 2009 must have been quite a year! From the looks of that photo, she went through about 2 journals per month! “Since then, I have collected a handsome pile of moleskin learning and reflection journals. Each […]