Monday, February 9, 2009

I am so glad to know it's not just me....

My Stack. Of Journals.  See?  Not really as bad as I make it out to be. Click to see notes.

I know that at first glance this looks excessive.....

Ok, maybe it is, but here's the thing- I am both an artist and a writer. Good quality paper is important for me, whether I'm writing with a fountain pen, painting with watercolors, or doodling with markers. If there is one thing I've learned, it's that good paper can definitely make the creative experience much more enjoyable.

I started this blog as a way to share my experiences with certain products, and when I realized that people liked it, it made me want to try more products so I could pass along what's really "good."

I get lots of feedback - comments on the blog, direct e-mails, posts on the Fountain Pen Network, but nothing really hits home more than when I check the keyword activity through my stats program. People are constantly coming to my blog through searches like "best paper for fountain pens," "smoothest paper," "Best notebook paper." I see it every single day and it warms my heart to know that I'm not the only one that cares about the experience as a whole.

Now about this photo... Some are filled, some are not. Some are for art, and some are for writing. Some get used as journals, some as project books. And about half of them are now gone since I have tested them and moved them along for other people to test. Because seriously, I can really only use so many, and there are only so many (due to quality) that I want to use.

If you click on the image, you will see notes on the image telling what each book is.

2 comments:

Anne said...

I have to say, it's also nice for ME to know I'm not alone. Hubby and I can't stay away from pens and pencils and paper - it's an odd obsession. I have filled and unfilled journals and a plethora of pens I love to use. I still prefer to write with pen to paper and then transfer it all to the computer.

I love your collection!

sundance14 said...

I really enjoy your post on the notebooks & inks.

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