Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Search for the Perfect Journal

I may have a very, very slight obsession with good writing utensils and cool stationary. There is nothing like taking a Pilot G2 retractable gel ink roller ball pen to a fresh pad of blank paper... ::drool:: After years of writing in a diary, I've honed in the criteria for my perfect journal:
  • Pages that bend back easily from the spine
  • Paper that absorbs the ink quickly
  • Faint graph paper lines for writing or making sketches
  • Hardback cover that doubles as a makeshift clipboard 
  • Colorful, pretty or whimsical design 
 As you can tell, my pickiness has made it virtually impossible to find anything on the market. Luckily, I just found out there are people who make custom journals for a reasonable price. Check out this awesome hand-bound Portal journal:

Handmade Portal journal by Caught in a Bind

Handmade Portal journal by Caught in a Bind

Handmade Portal journal by Caught in a Bind

Not only that, but she sells a simplified version of this journal and allows you to customize the type of lines you want on the paper! Gah, can't wait to work through my current stack of notebooks so I can order one. Or maybe, I'll learn to make my own!! O_O

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