moleskine + flickr = new friends

Its nice to see the Internets work once in a while^_^. "Moleskine notebooks are an endless source of fascination for me. I have seen some which were real pieces of art. One sketchbook I keep going back to is Raylene... Read More


Junkyard Press

Charles Coates has a new blog called "Junkyard Press" about sketchbooks and printmaking. If the first post is any indication, expect to see more great Moleskine action soon. "The Moleskine book here is legendary… and very vain! These books supposedly... Read More


Alessandro Carloni

Alessandro Carloni  was born and raised in Italy. "I’ve been working in Movies and Illustration for about 10 years, between Italy, Germany, England Switzerland and Denmark. I finally arrived in California in 2001. Now I work in Story and Animation... Read More


AFK*: Art Institute of Chicago

Touch stone picture.At the "TOUCH" Gallery. Ravin’ at Rodin Paintdrops keep fallin’ on my head. Souvenir umbrellas at the Museum shop. Still life.Taking a pause during the audio tour. Related link: The Art Institute of Chicago Images by ABF© 2006.... Read More


Pilot G2 Mini

It looks like Pilot’s R&D did their homework: "The Mini is Big! Same as regular G2, in a convenient Mini Size!Dynamic Gel ink that’s water resistant and smear-proof.Contoured rubber grip.Available in Fine point.Retractable." PILOT Here’s a photo with a Moleskine... Read More


MOLESKINE NOTES ENTRY: “From the trash can to the bookshelf”

I snuck in the back door as quietly as I dared. Setting my purse down carefully on the kitchen floor, I reached into the big black trash bag near the back wall. Forcing my hand through the leftovers–bits of gristle,... Read More

It was a real journal. The one I’d always wished I could find.

  Moleskine honors my story and my life. They craft the pages
with care, and they treat my words as if they matter. When I sit in a coffee
shop or on a bench at the beach, people often ask me what I’m writing. "That’s a beautiful journal," they say. I
smile, and nod, and inside, something is very proud.

"Take that!" I say inside myself to the family of origin I haven’t
seen or spoken with in over a decade.

  I buy Moleskines every few months, whether I need them or
not. I buy the Van Gogh green ones, the small ones, the blank ones, the lined
ones—I have a shelf full of them, as if they are a treasure. And they are
a treasure.

Recently I published my first book. I’m happy to say that
there was nothing left or ripped out of it… It is my words, and my story, in
all of its honest, sacred truth. I wrote much of it in my first moleskine. The
words poured out of me, and found a safe place among the pages. I’m happy to
say they’re all still there.

Renee Altson

author of  Stumbling Toward Faith  (Zondervan, Harper Collins 2004)
avid Moleskine user,  lover of all things cheese.
Visit her site.

A MOLESKINE NOTES ESSAY SERIES ENTRY. This is the last entry in the series. Thanks for your participation.

Image: "Lettres de Lou" by Arsian @ Moleskinerie/FLICKR.
© All rights reserved. Used with permission. Merci!

Get out, have a life – and write about it! Enjoy the weekend everyone. See you on Monday!


Featured artist: Ryder Carroll

" My work is the result of a life-long waltz with hyperactivity. Over the years, my incessant doodling has evolved into an angry amalgam of coarse calligraphy, iconography, illumination, and polyglot typos.  My line work allows me to relax from... Read More


Annotated Work Spaces

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Moleskine Notebook Cover by A.B. Sutton

"This handmade leather cover features a full silk lining as well as a small inner pocket that can hold up to 3 plastic cards.  Each case is individually numbered on the inside of theback cover. You may purchase the cover... Read More