Thursday, April 06, 2006

the moleskines have arrived!

It is an exciting day! a long one to be sure - the usual 12 hours at work - but then, when I got home, the package of moleskines was here!! Such a nice, hefty box and I smiled, knowing that my new sketchbooks had arrived.

After I had changed my clothes and putzed a bit, I sat down with the package to open it. I was delighted to find a nicely wrapped brown-paper parcel inside the box, paper folded crisply down and taped shut. I slowly peeled back the tape and got a whiff of the journals. Mmmmm - real paper and and an oily type of cover, shrink-wrapped and stacked into a bundle of four. I drank them in and lifted them apart.

I ripped one open and felt its pages, its ribbon bookmark and the elastic band. It was so yummy. I couldn't wait to share them, so I went to the stairs and hollered for my son to come up and see. He was hesitant, then delighted by the little black books. I handed him one while he sputtered a multitude of questions. It seems he's been on the hunt for just such a book and was amazed to see a stack of them spilled out in front of me on the floor.



And so i gave him one, which leaves me with the wealth of three others to start filling with words and pictures. And of course I had to start drawing immediately. The first available thing was the supper I had picked up on the way home from work. It is shrimp and pasta and a roll, which I drew with delight, knowing that I can eat anytime. Drawing comes first. It's a blue pasta night ~~ leftovers for breakfast.

Wonderful Moleskines!!

9 comments:

Karen Winters said...

You're going to have a WHOLE lot of fun with that, Starrgirl.
Enjoy, enjoy enjoy

Sioux said...

What a cool journal entry. Love the blue. What sort of pen did you use?

starrgirl's world said...

thanks,sioux - it's my new Lamy Safari fountain pen that came with a blue cartridge in it. I have to say that I loved fountain pens as a kid, but they were too messy to be practical. Finally, I think the bugs are worked out of them and I enjoying drawing with one every day!! But only because Danny said to stare at the paper and just draw!! Who knew?? LOL!!!

Penny said...

Starr I love your porcelaine stuff, yeas I have seen it around in Australia too, but your scissors and dinner are great too. must track down a Moleskine here in OZ Penny in South Australia

Laura said...

Starr, I've just read your post on EDM (have been in a work frenzy this week) and am so glad to have discovered you and your work. I am really taken with your sketches and can't wait to see more. Congratulations on taking up pen and brush again!
Laura of Laureline(s)

Lin said...

CONGRATS on YOUR new moleskine!!! BEAUTIFUL sketch!!! BTW, I bought my paints from Jerry's Artarama ... they're having a really good sale, too!

Carol Bonomo said...

The sketch is wonderful, and your journal entry is probably bringing a smile from a lot of 'skine-addicted folks ("got another one!") (When I got my first sketch journal, my husband said he'd never seen me make love to a notebook before.)

Linda said...

And thus is born another convert...
:-D
Once you really use the darn things they are quite addictive!

Robyn said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Moleskine. You will find that you start to feel desperate if your current book isn't in your hand or within arm's reach. They are addictive and you have begun with some wonderful work.

Cheers,
Robyn
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