Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Art in the Journal

Recently I told you about the trouble I was having with my previous journal, a B6 traveler's notebook, mostly because of the inserts I had purchased for it and their crappy paper.  So I closed that book prematurely and moved on to another journal and I couldn't be happier.

One of the ways I can tell I'm happy with a journal is that I take it with me everywhere and also do some art in it from time to time. My current journal is a Leuchtturm1917 dotted notebook and I will tell you more about it and why I like it so much in another post, but for now I just wanted to show some of the drawings I did in it. You see the paper is absolutely made for my felt tip pens and I just can't resist doing pattern type drawings in it and then colouring them in, especially after notebooks that just bled through so easily that I didn't bother with anything like that.

So here are some of the more artsy excerpts from my current journal:

All these were done in Stabilo 68 pens, my favorite felt tip pens. I take this book with me everywhere, so that's basically where I work in it too. On the ferry, on my walks, at my lunchbreak at work, having a coffee in restaurants or just at home.

In a future post I will show you some of the regular spreads in this journal and tell you more about it. For now I just want to wish you a wonderful and artsy day.