Thursday, January 17, 2008

sketch journal

i got a red moleskin day planner for x-mas (i really wanted one!) but i realized that i am not much of a day planner person, and i don't like writing a journal. so i have turned my little chubby book into a sketch journal. i planned to sketch something every day to fill up the pages, but it hasn't exactly worked. i'm not very good at doing something every day, which is why i often forget to take my vitamins. so i guess i will have to sketch extra pages today. also, i like using the lined pages to sketch on because they aren't as intimidating as blank ones. i don't feel as bad making a stupid or ugly sketch because of the lines. i have many pretty journals and sketch books (a beautiful brown leather one from jon in particular) that i am afraid to use because i feel like the sketches have to be perfect!

Red Moleskin Dayplanner

6 comments:

erica-knits said...

I'm bad at sketching in journals too because I also want mine to look perfect!

Graziella said...

Hello. I've started reading your blogs and I have to say I enjoy them. I keep a sketch journal too but i keep forgetting to use it on a regular basis. Have fun with your new Moleskin!

jenny said...

i know the exact feeling. i have tons of brown kraft lined molskine journals, and i even have trouble defacing those with my sketches (which is what i bought them for). my sketches are so bad that i don't want to ruin pretty sketch books, but i can't bear to buy ugly cheap ones! oh, hell.

i hope you fill yours up with lots of sketches!

Stephanie said...

i had a drawing instructor suggest to crumple up paper before drawing on it so it didn't seem as intimidating and "precious"

graziella- thanks for reading! i love moleskins- i'm building quite the collection! :)

Graziella said...

You're welcome. :)

brooks said...

i have this same planner. i love that it's a red moleskin - i just had to get it. i have a collection of them as well.