Sketchbook Adultery

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I started 2005 with a little bit of sketchbook adultery.  I made my first drawing of the year not in my trusty little Moleskine sketchbook but in something new.  Now, even though  I didn’t think it would ever happen, my lovely little Moleskine sketchbook has been replaced in my affections.  No longer do I crave to hear the ther-wak  as I close the little black treasure and snap it’s elastic in place.  No longer do I want to run my fingers down its smooth spine. No more will I feel the need to pop small pieces of memorabilia into it’s back pocket.  It’s all gone.  This love affair is over.  I have a new love.

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What in the world has replaced the little black treasure in my heart? This affair is too new for me to really want to share.  But, to give a hint,  my sketching addiction now takes place in something of very similar size to a large Moleskine, with a soft tan cardboard cover, stitched pages and a back flap that serves as a pocket. I love it for reasons I loved my old Moleskines; it opens out flat for larger drawings; has smooth, just off white pages and, most of all, seems to call me draw in it.  Interestingly it also has a very familiar name embossed on the bottom of the back cover…

Michael Nobbs is an artist, blogger  and recovering ME/CFS sufferer who lives on the west coast of Wales. He recently started publishing The Beany (http://www.thebeany.com), a sort of illustrated blog in print. His more traditional blog can be found at http://www.michaelnobbs.com.
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6 thoughts on “Sketchbook Adultery

  1. Michael, wonderful work! I am guessing that maybe your new sketchbook friend is… a Volant or Cahiers Moleskine? 🙂

    Cheers and keep up the great art!!

  2. Lots of people have been asking me to reveal all about my new love. For those who haven’t already guessed I’ll reveal all on my blog in a day or two – I promise!

  3. such a tease, and so cruel too to moleskines (and us). Ive had to hide away my moleskines as this would upset them too much 😉

  4. while i think of it michael, the paperchase journal I mentioned and oggled at today is £10.50. If you want one, let me know, but sounds like you have a new brazen hussy in your life 🙂

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