Notebook Need

Where ever I go, my notebook goes with me. Its aestethics is important to me; my notebook is made of faux leather (vegan, I hope), it has brown and white sub-notebooks inside, and a bamboo pen goes well with it. Inside are my name & business cards, decorated with ‘Birds, Butterflies, Fish & Botany’ 😉.

My notebook contains to-do lists decorated with Japanese origami stickers and paper, ideas for essays drawings, paintings, and sketches.

When I was a teenager, there was only one kind of notebook available.  Classroom girls all had the same notebook, with different colours but all with a worthless mini lock and a mini-key. Now, in our digital age, there are so many different ones, made for different needs and for a wide range of personalities.

Remember it was said that the computer would make our desks book-, snail-mail- and paper-less? No such thing happened. On the contrary! We still have way too many books; we buy newspapers and we have sketching, drawing, Japanese, Korean, decorative, packing and so much other paper; there is more instead of less.

Do you have a notebook? How do you use it? To inspire others or to act out inspiration? To digital detox? As a memoirs for your children or for yourself?

Paula

5 thoughts on “Notebook Need

  1. I have SO many notebooks. Some are for writing drafts because I like doing first drafts by hand. I keep 2 in my purse – one for noting interesting things I read, quotes ‘n’ such like; the other for thoughts that pop into my head and might make a good poem, story, or blog post. I compulsively buy more notebooks and consequently have a stash in an old picnic basket waiting for the right project, or when I fill up the current “draft” notebook. I think your faux leather book is beautiful and I like the look of your pen, too.

    Like

  2. I am intrigued with your notebook, Paula. I started using the ‘Bullet Journal’ method for keeping my accumulation of notes, assorted information, and project ideas in one place. I can expand from there. A flexible index lives in the front of the book which I can add to as I use the next available page. Everything is random and develops spontaneously, yet remains organized and easy to find. Even though it is the best system I have tried so far, it does not completely take away that notebook craving which Susanne describes. Notebooks and chocolate are hard to resist!

    Like

Discussions are welcome. Thanks for your comments. Gracias por tu comentario. Merci pour vos commentaires. Grazie per i vostri commenti. Obrigado pelo seu comentário.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s