Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Moleskin Art Journal

Most times it starts with this little Moleskin sketchbook with the pretty lilac wrapper. I love the size of this journal, small and compact. The sturdy pages. I use this as a place to work on things in my head, keep some of my digital collages and bits and pieces of my art life. I usually go through one a month. I still get that feeling of excitement as I open a new one up.

Here is my latest almost finished. Some pages are completed, some are just waiting for the right word or quote. Sometimes the image says it all.

Have your moleskin's ever gotten so thick that they wouldn't close without the little elastic ribbon? So thick that your spine is almost broken? I am debating with this one in redoing the spine. It is very iffy. has anyone had to do this?

Almost finished.

14 comments:

Suzanne said...

I hear about this type of journal all the time. I think moleskine has a lot of followers. The side view of your decorated journal is beautiful! Is the next blog post the open pages, because those are wonderful.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Yes it is. Thanks so much for the kind comments. I do love a good moleskin.

Tammy said...

Oh, how exciting! Almost done ... or are they ever truly done - a word, a doodle, a comment. Just seeing the edges with various colors, patterns, textures pulls me in!

Melange said...

Wonderful journal. Love the mole skin.

Bea said...

I just love to see a full, FAT, can't hardly close the book, journal. I've never redone a binding but I've used duct tape to secure one that threatened to pop.
:)Bea

Mary said...

I love my Moleskines too. One has pages falling out, being held in with rubber bands, but I haven't had to fix a spine yet...

freebird said...

I end up cutting some pages out to help with the splaying but there isn't any perfect answer.

profolly said...

You give me inspiration

Carol Mae said...

Just love this, your work is so beautiful and so is your blog. Carol

Gaby Bee said...

A striking and exciting book! Once again you have done a great job!

Carolyn said...

Just wanted to say that this is very inspiring. I just may have to start doing these myself... HOW FUN!!!

Jerrie Hall said...

I love your photo of your almost done art journal & the purple band moleskine sketch book. I was wondering if I could publish it as a perfect example of a moleskine art journal chunky book, along with your blog address in a tutorial I am writing for an internet scrapbooking company. I don't want to publish my email...so if you will post your answer in the comments I'd appreciate it!
Jerrie Hall

Elizabeth Golden said...

Sure Jerrie that would be fine with me.
Hope you have a creative weekend. Please send me a link to your tutorial. I would love to see it.

Jerrie Hall said...

Thank You so much for the ok! It will be published sometime in April and I will most definitely send you the link!
Jerrie