Moleskine Addict

Moleskine Addiction — Stacked
Okay, I think I am officially a Moleskine Addict. Hey, there are worse addictions a person could have! These little babies are perhaps a little pricier than the average sketchbook or journal, considering their size, but what I get out of them in terms of creative and intellectual activity and motivation is easily worth the dollar value that’s put in. Also consider that the “average” sketchbook or journal is usually junk and way more overpriced in relation to its quality than these Moleskines.
Moleskine Addiction - Exploded
Still, I am addicted, there’s no doubt. I’m compelled to buy new books, finding reasons to validate the purchase. The same day that I took the above photos, I later came home with these:
The Addiction Continues...
Some of these purchases are gifts, but isn’t it also a trait of addicts that they look for others to share their addictions with? Those who know me and are closest to me, beware! I may try to make you “one of us.” Like a brain-feeding zombie. To my fellow addicts, you will probably have Pavlovian responses to these photos. If you do get the itch, please don’t scratch too hard! Please be a responsible Moleskiner and have a great weekend, everyone.

7 Responses to “Moleskine Addict”

  1. 1 AlegraMarcel

    Is Moleskine French for Moleskin?

  2. 2 Lee-Roy

    I think it’s italian. Though they are not actually made from the skin of moles.

  3. 3 Gerald

    Wow! Your moleskin collection is truly inspirational. So many good sketches and layouts in your sketchbooks. Rock on!

  4. 4 Gerald

    Wow! Great moleskin collection. They are truly inspirational - so many good sketches and layouts. Rock on!

  5. 5 Lee-Roy

    Gerald! — I’m not sure why I’m getting double comments sometimes. I think something’s up with the comment system and people think it’s not going through so they repost. Sorry for any confusion.

    ANYWAY… Thanks for your comment! I’m flattered that you found them inspirational. I certainly got the Moleskine bug. I’ve kind of left them alone for a little while, though. I think it’s time to get back into them.

  6. 6 tali3sin

    So hang on, what do you use for most of your sketching and so on?

    I mean, don’t you find working in the smaller space is difficult..?

    I just figured I’d get a new notebook/sketchbook to act as a reminder and sketch medium at some point soon.. And people seem to have a real Moleskine fetish.
    But, too small? Too big? Heavy? Light?

    You seem to be someone with them coming out of their ears ;-)

    Thoughts? :D

  7. 7 Lee-Roy

    Hi tali3sin — I do have them coming out the ears!

    My advice is that you just have to try things and see how you like them. I find some pros and cons to the Moleskines. The ones I think work the best for me are the planners and journals. When it comes to sketching, there are still a couple things to be desired in paper quality. But overall, I am taken with their portability and design aesthetics. The sketchbooks are good for inking, but not much else in my opinion. And I prefer a hot-press watercolor paper usually, so their watercolor sketchbooks don’t always work that well for me. That’s one of the reasons I modified a daily planner by refilling it with hot-press watercolor paper.

    But really, you cannot let my opinions steer your own experimentation. Part of the fun of art is exploring what materials work well for you, and that’s different for every person. Have fun!

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