Notebook Addict of the Week: Luisa

This week’s addict is an illustrator and web developer who blogs at Je Suis Éclectique. The images below are from a wonderful post about how to develop a good sketchbook habit. “If you’ve ever wandered into an office supplies, art or craft store and walked down the aisles of lovely notebooks, a mysterious pull might get […]

Grayson Perry’s sketchbook

Some intriguingly intricate pages from Grayson Perry’s sketchbook: From treasured childhood notebooks to drawing with his daughter, Perry’s sketchbooks are the place where the artist learns if an idea is ‘a goer or a dud’ Source: Inside Grayson Perry’s sketchbook | Art and design | The Guardian

Lauren Redniss and Her Sketchbooks

I love this image of the author/illustrator Lauren Redniss with some of the notebooks, sketchbooks and scrapbooks she used in the making of her book Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future. “Ms. Redniss, who teaches at Parsons School of Design, walked a reporter through her bookmaking process, picking up materials laid out on an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving… and Black Friday!

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope it is full of family, friends, fun, and feasting before you start thinking about shopping… but once you do… here’s a few gift ideas for your favorite notebook addict–perhaps yourself! Brice Marden Notebooks: I posted about these recently, but hadn’t yet received my own copies of the facsimile […]

Moleskine Monday: Sketch Album Review

I’ve had this Moleskine Sketch Album for quite a while and haven’t gotten around to reviewing it, mainly because I knew I’d probably be disappointed! Moleskine’s quality has been waning for years, and though their regular sketchbooks have been my favorite notebooks for a very long time, I’ve refused to buy any of the currently […]