Notebook Addict of the Week: Russell Stutler

Based on the photo below and the website where I found it, Russell Stutler is definitely a sketchbook addict.   His website is a great resource for anyone who is interested in sketching on the go– there are articles on tools like waterbrushes and assorted sketchbook brands, and tips on how to use them in […]

Moleskine Monday: Nomi Chi’s Sketchbook

Nomi Chi is an illustrator and tattoo artist in Vancouver. Here’s the outside of a Moleskine sketchbook she filled while traveling over the past year: And here’s just one of the amazing pages from inside: See more at Nomi Chi: Sketchbook update II: The moleskine edition..

Moleskine Monday: Video Sketchbook Tour from Dirty Footprints Studio

Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio has a lot of great posts about keeping a sketchbook. She uses a Moleskine, but there are great ideas and inspiration here for establishing a regular sketchbook practice with any sketchbook you choose to use: The key is to allow your creativity to be organic. Don’t put so much pressure […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Marc Johns

This week’s addict is addicted to making his own sketchbooks, and lots of them: On his blog, Marc says “I’ve been making my own sketchbooks for at least six years now. I’ve filled up dozens and dozens of them. Most are made from lettersized paper, cut in three, then folded over. This is the ideal […]

Rediscovering Notebooks

I loved this blog post in appreciation of using notebooks. The author talks about how she used notebooks as a kid, but gave them up as she grew older, feeling that it was somehow immature to be scribbling down her thoughts and ideas and the emotions of youth. But fortunately, she came back to the […]

Moleskine Monday: Trevor Henry’s Sketchbook

Some beautiful drawings in a Moleskine sketchbook:   Trevor says “In late 2008 I happened upon my first Moleskine sketchbook and I don’t think I will ever use another brand of sketchbook ever again. The quality, feel, slight yellow tinge – all of it just so pleasant to draw on.” See more at Moleskine Sketchbook […]

Tips from Readers

David Bogie shared a couple of great tips: first, this interesting notebook, used to record games of Go. I remember trying to play Go with my dad sometimes when I was a kid, or more frequently, Gomoku, which is much simpler. I certainly never got to the level of having to record my games, but […]

“I Can’t Stop Sketching”

A nice little post from the Seattle Sketcher blog on the Seattle Times website:  Seattle Sketcher | Like the Starbucks logo artist, I cant stop sketching | Seattle Times Newspaper. I enjoyed reading this story by my Times colleague Melissa Allison about the artist who created the Starbucks logo, Terry Heckler. I can relate to […]

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper, 9th Edition

Welcome to our 9th Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper, collecting the past month’s highlights from blogs about pens, notebooks, office supplies and art supplies. The iPad may be getting all the hype this week, but we’re here to celebrate pads made of paper, ink that is not e-ink, and pages that turn in actual […]