Well I finally went ahead and join the movement. Yes, that’s right I am now a proud owner of the legendary notebooks known as a Moleskine. I first heard about this journal/notebook back in September 2005 after reading an article in the New York Times about a project called 1000 journals. Brian Singer of San Francisco, the creator of this project, sent out 1000 Moleskine journals in hopes they would travel across the world and once the book was filled it would be return to him. To date only one journal has been completed and returned. I was immediately interested and sign up to get a journal sent to me but it seem that most of them are lost or people’s contact information has been changed, which is highly possibly.
So I went on a search to start my own journal. I checked art and crafts stores and online sites looking for these journals, only to end up in my favorite place Barnes and Nobles. However, I let a friend talk me out of buying one (thanks a lot C), saying that I can make a journal out other things and didn’t see what was so special about these journals. Now its months later and this past Friday I found myself in my local BN store where I pick up some Mother’s Day gifts and a little something for myself, a 192 page ruled pocket-sized Moleskine notebook. It is so cute. It came with 9 stickers, history about the book and an expanding inner pocket.
Now that I have it I don’t know what to do with it. What should I write it in? How should I use it? What want to decorate it but I want to be able to protect the artwork that I would put on the cover?
Fast forward to 2010, the original 1000 journals project is no longer active but the site is still up. There is a newer project called 1001 journals. It’s a little different from the original and appears to be active. As for my first moleskine journal I did design sticker for the cover of the moleskine (that’s a pic of it to the right). As for as the location, I moved since the last time I see it, so I probably packed it away with some other things I still haven’t gone through yet. At the moment I have two other moleskines journals that I do use on the regular. I have a black one that I use as my blogging notebook (will talk more about that in a upcoming post) and a beautiful red one which I to write anything and everything pertaining to The Red Pump Project. I haven’t design a cover for either one but in due time.