When you touch the paper, your heart melts. The ink flows from the pen. What was your stationery find of the year?
I enjoy the simple things in life. It started unconsciously and then moved into necessity and now, it is by choice.
I love stationery stores, office supply stuff – back to school sales make me salivate and it takes everything in me not to go berserk for the new stuff, the new stuff, the new stuff!
This year, 2009, I returned to the old fashioned composition book as my favored journal. I found them for something like 49 cents at a discount store at a back-to-school sale in July and bought a whole bunch.
They have been my faithful companion ever since with part of my process being creating fanciful covers for them… well, painting and collaging their covers – which you see in the images here.
I thought a final punctuation mark on this particular #Best09 Blog entry would be to share the first sentence in each book.
The date on the first one says “December, no…JULY 26, 2009.”
“I am looking into the future, to the day after Katherine turns 18.”
August 15, 2009
“It is Saturday morning.”
October 1, 2009
“Welcome to October.”
November 21, 2009
“It is almost noon at my cluttered kitchen table and I return to the page, my pencil leaving its non-xeroxable faces against the paper: truths which refuse to be replicated.”