Remember this post where I showed you some of my Sketchbook Project 2011 pages? Well, ever since participating in it, I've continued to play in the same little Moleskine books. I happen to like the crinkle of the paper once it's been painted and glued on. I know many participants did not love using the books, and I agree the bleeding through from other pages can be annoying, but still, for the price and size I think it makes a great little sketchbook. So, here are some pages from the two Moleskine books I am using now.
I just signed up for The Sketchbook Project 2012, and you can too if it sounds fun. For those of you that didn't like the books of 2011, they say they are changing the book:
• 100% recycled paper
• 70lb text stock
• 32 pages
"Sketchbookers spoke and we listened! This year, Art House created a custom-designed sketchbook in collaboration with Scout Books featuring a host of improvements and a greener footprint. This year's official Sketchbook Project book is made from high quality 100% recycled paper milled in the Pacific Northwest, printed with vegetable-based inks and produced with renewable energy. We've also improved the weight and texture of the paper, enhanced the strength of the cover and selected wire saddle stitching so that each book is easier to rebind if necessary. We're proud to say that these are the best books we've ever been able to offer for the Sketchbook Project – thanks to feedback from hundreds of members of the Art House community."
Off to the baseball game... of course, it's coming with me, it's a great book to pull out and inconspicuously doodle in. Always have to have one black pen and something to doodle on!