" This is a great way to divert a wastestream (remember – recycling is really
downcycling), as well as a compromise – don’t throw away all those halfway
decent doodles; preserve them for posterity, and mull over them for another few
weeks as you doodle in your new sketchbook. A modern-day palimpsest.
The best part about this is that as you’re drawing or writing, there’s
already visual material on the page – a kind of stream of consciousness booster,
allowing you to make connections you might not have made by yourself. Sometimes
a blank page can be intimidating…"