The Field Notes subscription box, holiday edition. The photo does not do justice to the Group Eleven notebooks, with foil stamped covers and gilt-edges. If a tiny notebook can be a work of art, these can.
Day-Glo post-its, a superb Gel pen, and four notebooks. Happy holidays, indeed!
A great month this month with SCRIBEDELIVERY. Zebra Midliners showed up just as my last highlighter was running low. And I have been waiting for an excuse to try the Uni Signo pens.
And Denik Notebooks? Just brilliant, a slightly more creative change from my long shelves of Moleskines.
I think you are cool if…
…you think “B.J.” stands for something you carry around inside a notebook.
The brilliant Kevin Thorn describes how to take notes with doodles. Kevin has a lot more artistic talent than I do, but if you (like my wife) are a more visual person, Kevin’s approach – ideally suited to Moleskines – might be your refuge from pages full of jumbled letters.
Another interesting approach to journaling is Agenda Journaling, which to me is a hybrid between bullet journaling and scrapbooking. Hope Wallace Karney teaches an e-course on how to do this (those are her illustrations above, BTW.)
For those of you who think this is a “girlie” approach to journaling, hold off. I would not consider myself a scrapbooker, but I can see myself moving more in this direction in a couple of years when I shift a lifestyle that is somewhat less timesheet-driven (hint – see the countdown calendar on the sidebar of this blog.) I still catch ephemeris in my bullet journal, but not quite to this extent.
Inspiring. It helps makes the journals a lot more fun than just lists of actions and activities.
This month’s notebook binge.
The waterproofs are for Aaron’s field research trip; the lefties are for my religious projects, and the Maryland and Idaho sets are for client work.
And the Bands of Rubber are for banding things with rubber.
Clearly, the folks at SCRIBEdelivery want me to develop a pen obsession to go with my notebook fetish.
Love the sticker, BTW.
The clever people at Field Notes came up with a really superb cedar file box, with dividers, for all of my memo-sized notebooks that will go atop my roll-top desk once I finish my sabbatical reading.
Genius. Evil genius, to be sure, but genius nonetheless.