Tuesday, January 27, 2009
New Art Journal
I am seeing the use of the Moleskine a lot (check out this beautiful blog of Kathleen Rietz), and I keep going to buy one. When I see the price, I baulk, and end up coming home empty handed. Any way, I have been using the Daler-Rowney hard cover sketch books for some time now, and really love them. They have 150gsm acid free paper inside them. Some I have used "wisely" and I love all the pages I have filled, and the most recent one currently in use I have filled with heaps of shitty sketches, that I should have done on cheap cartridge paper. Oh well!!...hee hee hee. I saw this new shape of the sketch book on my latest visit to my favourite art supply shop, and I to have it. I have decided to paint the cover (as inspired by the moleskin blogger Diana Evans here) and I am going to dedicate it to the month of February. My husband is going to Kashmir, and my step son to Bali. I will be here with the big scary Maxy the dog, and my gorgeous little baby. I imagine with the change of energy in the house, I will have a few feelings. I intend to use this book to "art" it all out. I am looking forward to the space and the quiet, and being able to find things where I leave them. Oh! and not being woken up in the morning by the big boys!