I always thought it would be cool to collect something. I’ve moved over 15 times over the years, so I’ve never had enough space or patience to deal with having a lot of stuff. In fact, every few months I go through our house looking for any clutter or things we’re not using that I can donate to a charity.
If I were to collect something, I would collect journals and sketchbooks, hence the name of my blog: Terri’s Notebook. I have never been without a notebook. My mind is constantly working, so I try to write everything down as ideas, inspiration, and to-dos come up.
Ever since we had to create our own sketchbooks for my Concept Development class last semester, I’m addicted to all sorts of notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, and moleskins. I especially love to make my own and learn new techniques for bookmaking.
I’m happy to report that I actually use the sketchbooks I collect, and have been filling them up with regular drawing practice.
My latest favorite is this colorful sketchbook I bought at Blicks. The cover is a collage of Pantone color chips.
The inside pages are graph paper with blank space at the bottom of each paper.
I also realized that I love eye shadow palettes, so add these to things I collect. I am usually drawn to them for the cool packaging.
But they also have to have a selection of colors I will use.
My husband reminded me that I love lip balms, so I guess I collect those too!
My collections are not very big, and I use all these things regularly, so it’s not so bad after all, is it?! (shush and just nod your head in agreement!)
13 thoughts on “Collections”
it’s fun to collect things!
i like to have lots of books, converse shoes, and (of course!) fabric. 🙂
oh yea, I do have a few pairs of Converse shoes too! actually, I have about 6 pairs, but I wear every single pair.
Great collections! I would love to have a collection of Pantone items–a mug, a cool tin box, and now I want this notebook! So far I don’t have a single one of them so it’s just a collection in my head…
Collections you actually use. Brilliant! Do craft supplies and fabric count:)
Those eye shadow containers are pretty cool!
Hi Terri! I love your notebook collection and now when seeing your lip balms I remember you have told about them! I don’t remember what I collect – too many things – one for sure: coffee mugs! And materials and more materials! I have too much stuff just because I know that I can use them but perhaps I won’t have time enough. I collect fabrics and yarns, magazines …
better I stop. Have a great weekend making sketches to your notebooks!
Oh, we are so alike… I too go through the house and weed out every few months, I have packed and moves so many times that I don’t allow myself to accumulate too quickly. I’m even that way about “stash”ing fabric. Love the DB sketchbook, I’m needing one of those.
What fun collections. I love seeing what other people hoard up and it’s funny when we collect some of the same things. I have lots of journals and lip balm too. 🙂
I’m nodding too 🙂
You have some fun, useful collections. I’m a bit of a notebook addict but cannot really think of anything I collect. One of the precious collections I’ve recently started is letters from a very dear friend – that is one collection I’m hoping will continue to grow for many many years to come 😉
I can totally relate to your post!!! Ahah
I just love notebooks. But I never finish them ’cause after a while I want to start another one… *weirdooo*
As for the eye shadow palettes… I’m addicted to them too! Great collection!
Love your collection of sketch books. They’re all so different. No wonder you love to draw so much.
I have wayyyy too many collections! LOL. I need to declutter in a big way. I collect craft supplies of any sort!