Monday, December 27, 2010
I have been in a small panic.
I wanted to start a new journal for the New Year. Since my birthday falls on 12/31, I sometimes like there to be neat separations between one thing and another. This time around, my timing was unfortunately off by about a week. I finished my most recent journal last night, (A blank Pentalic - need to update the old review) and though I have been "prepping" a large blank Webbie (adding inspirational quotes etc. to the inside covers) to officially be started Jan 1st, I feel like I am currently floating without a life raft being "in-between" journals..... .
I considered adding loose pages to the end of the Pentalic... but no, that won't do. I pondered starting the Webbie now, but that's not right either. Then I remembered the Blue Ciak.
Back when I was testing the various inTempo products, (Ciak, Cartesio, Mood) I found that of the various Ciak models I tested, I liked the medium sized journal with the blank ivory paper most of all. Unfortunately, I grew annoyed with the flexible leather cover, (not good for writing on the leg) and found the paper simply *too* absorbent for use with fountain pen inks and I did something I almost never do. I abandoned it. (Gasp! No! Really?) Yes, I'll admit it. The poor thing had been sitting partly used since 2008 (and quite unhappy about it I must say,) but then one day in the summer of 2009, I came across a similar situation to what is happening now- the need for an Interim Journal and that's just how I used it.
Checking the dates, I found I've used Blue for just this purpose on two, (soon to be three) different occasions and it's pretty interesting to look back at the entries that have such a wide gap.
(Several years ago, I abandoned a Canteo journal on New Year's Eve with about 30 pages left because I really didn't care for the paper. Feeling guilty about it, I later used those blank pages to do ink samples/tests.)
Yes, I'll admit that I am a funny bird......