Notebook Addict of the Week: Sarita

Sarita emailed me some photos of a great collection! Sarita says: “I’m not even  sure if this number is accurate, but I believe I have about 25 unused & 35 used or briefly written in notebooks in this collection. I have a very bad habit of picking up notebooks that are cute and I end […]

Coolest Book Ever: SYLLABUS by Lynda Barry

Notebook lovers and Lynda Barry fans (I am both) will just die of happiness when they see this book! Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor Not only is every page chock full of Lynda Barry’s unique art and the creativity exercises she developed for the classes she’s taught, plus examples of student work… the amazing […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Stacy

This week’s addict probably wins the prize for having spent the least money on her addiction! Here’s her lovely stack of notebooks: Stacy says: Isn’t it a beautiful sight!? I went to Wal-mart and did our yearly notebook stock-up. The 70 page spiral notebooks are on sale for 15 cents and the 100 page compositon […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Cindy (With Bonus Tutorial!)

This week’s addict wrote to me with some great stories of her childhood notebook use, which reminded me of my own in many ways. But Cindy took her creativity to a much higher level and still makes decorated journals that are works of art! Keep reading below and you’ll learn how to make your own. […]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Blue Spiral Notebook

Since today is the Martin Luther King holiday, it crossed my mind to wonder if I could find any photos of notebooks he used… and sure enough, I did! And it’s quite wonderful.   As described on the King Center’s website: “Contained in this notebook is a draft of Dr. King’s statement to Judge James […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: D Murphy

This week’s addict contacted me by email to share this photo: I love this collection– the almost architectural way they’re stacked and shelved, the consistency of notebook types and date/subject labeling. And many of them have a nice worn in look– not totally beat up, but that slightly dingy and soft look that comes from […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (x3): Kara

This week’s addict has been featured twice before: Notebook Addict of the Week (again): Kara, and Notebook Addict of the Week: Kara. Her collection keeps growing and I love seeing more of it! “My boxes of composition & spiral notebooks, blank or filled. They’re so heavy they can barely be lifted. Ugh!” Make sure you […]

Tuli Kupferberg’s Notebooks

I liked the look of the notebooks in the image below, from a rare book dealer’s listing of the “Kupferberg and Topp Collection”:   The Kupferberg and Topp Collection reflects Tuli’s literary, musical, artistic, and political career, as well as Tuli and Sylvia’s publishing work with Birth Press and theatrical work with the Revolting Theater. […]

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 […]

Laughing Elephant Notebooks

I love these retro-look notebooks from Laughing Elephant, so many colorful designs:   Buy at Notebooks | Laughing Elephant.