Happy February Everyone! Yesterday I unwrapped a new journal. I looked back in the green one to see the starting date and it was Dec. 22, 2009. Seems I used it up pretty quickly. Lots of ideas over the past 5 weeks or so.
I really like the Hand+Book Journals. I was a Moleskine user for a while and I still really love them for writing in, but I prefer the H+B for pen and ink, drawing, watercolor and ink wash. Basically, they do it all for me. The paper has a nice tooth which I like for sketching and writing. They too have a pocket in the back, and the elastic band. I have used all sizes put prefer the square ones and the large portrait formats. I also like these books because they are hand bound and I can draw across the valley (as opposed to spiral bound). I do think I could use a bigger book sometimes, maybe an A4 size. I also like that these books have 128 pages which seems like a good number to me. If I get a journal with too many pages I get to feeling like I'll never get through it. I do like the satisfaction of having lots of past journals on the shelf.
If you have a favorite journal let me know in the comments what it is and why you like it.