New Journal

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.