Finishing a Couple of Sketchbooks

I’ve had a few sketchbooks in various stages of completion for a couple of years, and I just put two of them to bed. One was a Moleskine sketchbook that I used almost entirely for lunchtime sketches while sitting in parks in NYC– mostly quick pencil sketches, with watercolors added to a few later. After […]

Mixed Media in a Sketchbook

An impressive fully painted and collaged notebook page by German artist Anja Zaharanski– beautiful! Via Sketchbook Sneak: Anka’s Atmospheric Mixed Media Drawings | Ape on the Moon: Contemporary Illustration.

Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! Tour Notebook

Austin Kleon is at it again with a new book called Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. And in the spirit of showing his work, he’s got some pictures of a notebook he kept during his book tour: See more at Show Your Work! Tour Notebook.

A Tiny Pocket Sketchbook

I love these tiny little sketchbook pages, made by Juan Casini, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He describes these as “Drawings and compositions with recicled materials and letraset typefaces, made during trips and vacations.” See more at Pocket Sketchbook. He’s also got some more great sketchbook art at Sauce Sketchbook, […]

Dan Eldon’s Journals

The beautiful notebooks above only hint at the amazing work inside them… but they also come with a sad story. Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who was killed by an angry mob in Somalia in 1993, along with 3 of his colleagues. “Dan left behind seventeen bound leather journals filled with drawings, writings and […]

Moleskine Monday: gbSk’s Photostream

On Flickr, someone called gbsk has some amazingly over-stuffed Moleskines: Looks like a lot of colorful collaging going on inside! See more at Flickr: Search gbSk’s photostream.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Allie (again)

This week’s addict is back for a second time in the spotlight. The last time I featured her collection, she was only 14 and might have had the highest notebook count to age ratio of anyone I’ve featured. I think this may still be true! In her own words: I’m Allie, now 15 years old, […]

Moleskine Monday: Giving a Sketchbook a Try

Roz tests a Moleskine sketchbook with some unhappy results… but beautiful art! “Gouache test on Moleskine sketchbook spread. You can see that even with a controlled amount of water the pages will buckle. On the bright side you can do some fun and drippy things on the page, and you can use the “repelling” qualities […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (again): Kara

She’s baaaack! Kara was our notebook addict of the week back in April, and she’s sent me some follow-up photos of her collection in its current state:   Kara says “This past week I had a day off and decided to group all of my journals from every corner of the house to see what […]

How to Start Journaling

Rookie has a great post about ways to get started with keeping a journal, including visual journaling, writing down overheard conversations, logging daily activities, and more. The author shares some nice photos of her own journals, including these: Read more at Rookie » Where Your Book Begins.