Today I just got my first Moleskine® sketchbook.
Moleskine is the legendary notebook used by European artists and thinkers for the past two centuries, from Van Gogh to Picasso, from Ernest Hemingway to Bruce Chatwin.This trusty, pocket-size travel companion held sketches, notes, stories and ideas before they were turned into famous images or pages of beloved books.
:) Not sure how "legendary" my works would be, but I got pushed over the edge after reading Thord's entry about "analog writing".
As much as my other blogs and this one records my stray thoughs, I am not online most of the time. And the ideas just never stop popping into my head, and even if I do not wish, I do forget to get those ideas into writing somewhere.
I have been intending on getting a notebook for myself so that I write notes and draw sketches whenever I feel like and am not restricted to times when I have access to a computer or internet.
I got the Moleskine® sketchbook one because I would be doodling a lot as much as I would be writing, and the heavy acid-free 80 pages book seems to have good "tooth" for sketching.
Now, I just need to see for how long I can stick to the routine of recording the ideas as they pop into my head, and also how I can catalog it and use it in my works.
Photography: Arun Sasidharan © 2007