Crafting obsession realized.
And yes, my wallet hates me.
I have always had a crafting obsession. As a kid I would collect stamps, guard steadily my Crayola stamp markers and use sparingly my 180+ crayon set. This habit of mine has continued to accompany me as I grew up and my wish list would change to suite whatever I fancied then -- metallic pens in high school, journal notebooks in college, reliable blue ballpen during the corporate phase, etc.
Nowadays my Craft Wishlist has revolved around my Calligraphy hobby --- it includes anything that will make my writing pretty and stand out. So this collection has included iridescent inks (love you Dr. Martin's!), flexible nibs (I am loving the leonardt line up), colorful brush pens (Kuretake, Pilot and Tombow are my go-to brands) and different cutters or punches -- you can read about the great craft re-organization here.
But for the quite some time I have been lusting over the Midori Traveller's Notebook that I dedicated a blog post about it -- read here. After hemming and hawing I finally caved and bought for myself a black regular sized TN from Scribe Writing Essentials. This gloriously luxurious purchase of mine felt like such a reward that after taking it out of the box I found myself just staring at it for a few minutes. The paper is my biggest come on -- it's light and smooth and can take any kind of ink i throw at it WITHOUT BLEEDING. Yes you head me right it does NOT bleed. I've used brush pen ink, acrylic ink, watercolor and calligraphy. The paper just eats it up like it was nothing.
Thus far I have only written in a few pages but find doing so such a relaxing experience. I don't need to worry if my nib will snag the pages, if the ink will blur, etc. For the front pages I even decorated them with little sayings using white ink just for added inspiration upon opening the leather cover. I am looking forward to filling this notebook -- and it's refills-- with my thoughts and even considering making it a true TRAVELLER'S NOTEBOOK when I leave for my adventure this September. (I'll keep you guys updated regarding this, sketching might prove to much of a commitment while on the road and I might just get frustrated trying.)
So here's a peek of what my Midori looks like these days. I might shuffle up the inserts after a while. That's the beauty of this notebook it's totally customizable that you can change the insert arrangements whenever, wherever, however you want it. I totally recommend this for notebook and writing aficionados such as myself. You will not regret!
Who is sab_adventures?
I have always wanted to write. This will now be a creative outlet-- home to all my arts and crafts. So feel free to browse around my everyday adventures.