I don’t mention it often, but I always carry it with me. On it, I write everything, I draw sometimes, but not always. I have it for 6 month and I’ll finish it soon. I’m even afraid of the last three pages … it’s like in every journal I’ve tried to keep. The last 3 blank pages are frightening. How to end ? I’m always forced to leave the book unfinished, with the last 3 pages blank … But for my weblog, it’s not the same, I know there’ll never be the last 3 pages, so I’m not afraid to coninue.
So I was in Paris this week, and I managed to complete some pages of my Moleskine. Surprisingly it was not only for the uninteresting stuff I write habitually (references of music I like, things to remember, wild ideas waiting to be overcome…). No, this was an occasion for me to use this book like I was thinking I would use it.
In her tiny apartment, there is only room for a couch and the table with her computer. I was lying on the couch as she was working and listening to Metric …
Here she is, once again
Same location, she is phoning a friend of hers. And she says that yes, girls are so tedious, sometimes.
I love pens, and I love stores where they sell pens, like Muji. One of my teachers has told us about the Japanese brand, and the quality of the pens we could buy there.
When I buy a pen, I always try it first on my sketchbook, write its name and draw it.
The note is funny, because I had 15,47€ in my pocket and it costed me 15,45 …
I spent a good time in Paris, but I came back. And I drew in the train, but well, it’s not that easy. But it’s always interesting, even if the models are moving. Especially the cute blonde girl I tried to catch in the reflection of the window… when I began, she was reading, but before I could draw her, she vanished behind her hand and fell asleep. I didn’t have much time for the construction of the image, so the perspectives are wrong and the reflection is not easily readable. Oh well …
At least I can say that it’s a fine tangle of lines…
Le Blaugue à Beleg
Born to artister un peu tous les jours.
© 2004 JdB
[Thanks Joachim for translating this post for us.]