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How My Mind Works on Paper...

Code & Quill. An online store of wonderful writing stuff

How my mind works on (or with) paper
I am really liking these notebooks from Code & Quill. The particulars on the ones I've got now?

I have a grey Origin The origin is 5.5" X 7.7" and a grey Monolith sized at 7.25" X 10".

  • They are both closer to black in color.

  • Both have the Dot Grid (left) / Indentation Rule (right).

  • They are very nicely put together.

  • They talk about the lay flat design, but I'm not far enough into either of them to see that particular feature in action yet.

  • The paper is fairly thick and a bit shinier than the Moleskines that I know and also love.

C&Q claims that the paper is of a better quality and that's as may be. Both Molskines and Code & Quill maybe too good for me. *laughs* but I do like them a lot.

I think I might consider my next purchase from them with the lined pages (and tick-marks) only, rather than the dotted grid on the left. Of course I've a long way (lots of pages) left to go.

I do love these books, but I'm wondering if my sketching may be better served with a Moleskine with a grid. I have one of these now. (As well as several other Moleskine books) that I got long before I discovered C&Q. Then again the structure of the faintly lined pages in the C&Q might be enough (for what I do)

There's still plenty of time and Pages upon Pages left!!!

#moleskine #codeandquill #words_words_words #word_art #my_words_are_my_art

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anemone58
Jul. 14th, 2017 02:52 am (UTC)
I am a sucker for stationary.
I'm going to have to look into these!

texasts
Jul. 14th, 2017 03:38 am (UTC)
Can't remember if they gave me a referral code, but I can look if you need one.
gracegiver
Jul. 14th, 2017 05:14 am (UTC)
It's commendable. Writing hardcopy. Do you ever go back and read the stuff you've written in years past?
texasts
Jul. 14th, 2017 08:18 am (UTC)
Well yeah I do. Buuuut... Since about 2007 I've kept an electronic journal of some sort. I always thought my hand writing was awful. Still do. Other folk tell me they like it. Go figure. Dunno.

I use the written for a kind of thought processing. I might draw something. Or make note of a photo I've taken. Gathering the day. As it happens and then either that night or the next morning, it goes into my Day One journal. If relevant I'll take a picture or four. Then some of that can come here, or Facebook, or what have you.

Lately I've taken to writing out a Word of the Day thingie. If I like what I see I'll photograph it and post to FB or here or I've even started using instagram again somewhat. Or just plop it into Day One.

Trying to think up new ways of being creative with it.

It's sometimes a process (the written part) for deep thought as well. Helps me remember things too
kabuldur
Jul. 14th, 2017 10:58 am (UTC)
Nothing like good pens and good paper!
texasts
Jul. 14th, 2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
kabuldur
Jul. 17th, 2017 10:59 am (UTC)
:)
tjoel2
Jul. 14th, 2017 06:45 pm (UTC)
What a fun web-site! I could spend a lot of $ there. :)
texasts
Jul. 15th, 2017 02:10 am (UTC)
No kidding. I did discover today whilst I was making this userpic (see userpic) that sharpies will bleed right through the paper though. I guess I am not really surprised. But on the other hand they bleed through nearly anything paper-like.
kabuldur
Jul. 17th, 2017 10:58 am (UTC)
Hey! You used it as a userpic! It looks fantastic!
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