Monday, June 12, 2006

Watercolor Moleskine


Oh joy, I finally got my hands on a Moleskine Watercolor Notebook today. I wasn´t even looking for one, and still, there it was in a store I never would have guessed to find it in. Nice! I bought the big one, and stopped twice on my way home to try it out.

Unfortunately, stupid me didn´t have my watercolors with me, since I´m in the middle of rebuilding my watercolor box (of all the little projects you can spend your time on...) and couldn´t bring it along. I had to add the color when I got home. Still, I did put the paper in this little Moleskine treasure to the test with my Lamy Safari pen in a park, and all went well. In spite of the grain, the pen and ink behaved lovely on the surface. No fibers got stuck in the nib, and the ink didn´t feather at all. No complaints there!

The only problem now is that I am already working in a sketchbook of a similar size, only much thicker than the Moleskine, and I have promised myself not to start new sketchbooks until the old ones are full… Hm. How annoying.

20 comments:

Sioux said...

I love you drawings, Nina! Guess I am going to have to work with mine some more...I wasn't pleased with the thickness of the watercolor moleskine...maybe it's me!!

Teri C said...

OH MY GOSH, IT'S BEAUTIFUL!! You did a fantastic job on these. You can't stop now, I want to see more. And now I need one!!!

melissa w said...

That is quite a dilemma. I have been patiently waiting (or avoiding?) my watercolor moleskine for a similar reason. Lovely sketches. I'm anxious to join in.

Penny said...

I hereby give you permission to use BOITH your regular sketching journal and your new watercolor journal! (Mostly because I am anxious to see more of your watercolors now!)

Mevrouw Walvis said...

Oh what lovely drawings! And thanks for the tip, I'm definately going to try out Moleskine now!

Penny said...

I cant locate a watercolour moleskine or even a drawing one here in South Australia but as usual your drawing/painting is lovely. Other Penny

Alison said...

I think you should continue using the moleskin - I wonder what that man has in his bag and who he is waiting for? Greta sketching

Lindsay said...

Nina, I think you should go ahead a be a law breaker! I have a couple of books going and i have not yet become mentally derranges (my family might disagree with this!)Anyway, your drawings are lovely! What can't you do???

Anna said...

Nice work - looking forward to seeing more!

Ger O'Rourke said...

Beautiful work. Go for it with the moleskine - you'll find loads to put in the other journal too. I took the plunge and ordered a WC moleskine from DickBlick - waiting for it to arrive.

starrgirl's world said...

wow - i'm putting the wc moleskine on my wish list! and you have so many lovely drawings here. love all the 'five things' sets, too. very enjoyable!

Arty Velarde said...

Very nice work. The man on the bench is awesome, but so is everything else!

glaucia said...

wow! Awesome stuff! I second Penny's thoughts, and say, be a law-breaker, cause we want to see more great work!
And now I have to go get a WC moleskine too! Thanks for the tip!!

clare said...

oh nina! your drawings are wonderful, i want a watercolour 'moley' tooooo.

AnastasiaC said...

Wonderful drawings! glad u are enjoying the Moleskine - I think i need to do an Ebay search for some.

Julie Oakley said...

Lovely work Nina. Tell me, is the ink you use in your Lamy waterproof and if so, which brand?

Tricia said...

Nina-Your cityscapes are delightful and inspiring!Tell more about the Safari pen please.I like to use a waterproof ink pen so I can paint in later.Is that what you do and is the Safarii your favorite?Thanks,Tricia

witness said...

I love your stuff! Keep on doodling. It's what keeps me alive. (sketchpot.blogspot.com)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Your posts are the best encouragements for actually getting a moleskine that I've seen. the others just look like more sketch books. Hmm. Maybe YOURS is the special one. Loved the posts about the Lamy pen and Noodler (?) ink. I don't know that I've ever seen that in the US... but maybe I can order it on line.
Keep sketching.

jeehye said...

I could find your blog when I searched a "Noodler's ink". And I'm very excited to see your drawings. (Actually I have been using Lamy Safary,too.) I had a good time in your blog :D Thank you.^^