The 'new' journal looks like this:
It is a very basic spiral bound sketchbook. The original cover has the orange quarter circle on it, but the rest of the decoration is mine. I turned it into a quarter mandala. ;-)
The book is slightly wider than a landscape A5 and I am absolutely in love with this size and also with the paper in it, which is a really nice white sketchbook paper that will take a lot of wet media.
Now the problem is that I have only seen this sketchbook once in the department store where I bought it and never again and I don't know what brand it is either. When I bought it there were only two there, and I'm still very sorry I didn't by the other one as well, because this book suits me very very nicely. So this is a call out to all of you (especially the Dutchies): if you recognize this book or know where I can get it online, please tell me, because I want about 300 of these! ;-)
Anyway, here are some spreads from my current journal that I have dubbed The Spiral Book, because I'm original like that.
|The atc and the tape in this spread were a gift from Lynn Bishop.|
As with the former journal, The Canson Book, this journal is a lot of photography and writing and just a little decoration, but I have done some art in it and actually I plan to do a specific post on a specific kind of art I've done in this book sometime next week.
As you can see sometimes I use the journal as is and sometimes I flip it sideways, whatever feels more comfortable at the time, and I use many different coloured pens for writing. I hardly ever use spiral bound journals, so this is a new thing for me and I am quite enjoying it. I do protect the spiral and the book by carrying it around in a simple tote, because spiral bound books have a tendency to get damaged more easily. So far this is working well.
I hope you liked this peek in my journal and I wish you all a wonderful and artsy day!