Journaling

Moleskine two old ones

 The Beginning — I began journaling in 1978 with a small green plastic 3-ring notebook.  The pages were light blue college rule and I wrote front/back.  Today I am writing in Journal # 54 in which the entries are only on the right hand page.  The opposing page is used for doodles & sketchings, conclusions and unrelated thoughts that I find I had better jot done quickly if I don’t want to forget them. (that is what I use journals for a lot — not forgetting thoughts beside which I scribble a light bulb for emphasis)

Page Count — 8100.  54 100 page journal @ 27 written front back = 5400 pages and 27 written front only = 2700 pages for a grand total of 8100 pages.

Year Count — 35 years

Different Kinds of Journals — many

How many journals given away — many

Last journal given to — my granddaughter who decorates the covers beautifully.  This journal was her second.

Favorite Journal or notebook Moleskine large black ruled hardback

Pages remaining in current joural – 200

Current journal — Palomino Blackwing leather journal

Favorite Notebook cover — brown leather by ColsenKeane. Put it on backwards.  If you ever use one you’ll know why.

Cool writing instruments used – a tan Field Notes pencil and a three-sided orange pencil by Rhodia.  It has black wood around a black lead.

Insightful journaling quote — “I’m writting it down not to remember it later, I’m writting it down to remember it now.” Field Notes

Cool fact about journals Moleskine journals were created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two century: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway.  A trusted and handy travel companion, the nameless black notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books.

 

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