It’s so crazy that we have started October of 2013. Thankfully, it hasn’t been 100 degrees so far this month, but it still doesn’t yet feel like fall. The Santa Anas picked up this weekend. The winds have been very strong, so strong in fact they are moving the patio furniture and even the stainless steel grill around the backyard. Rigby isn’t so sure she likes going outside when those things chase her around. At least the winds are usually the first sign of fall.
As mentioned last month, I’m starting to resent this calendar a little bit each month. There are only so many ways to make date squares interesting and I’m having trouble scrounging up the energy to spend a lot of time on the creation of it for some reason.
A few pages in my Moleskine sketchbook.
The Moleskine is now out of paper. I really like the their watercolor book, but the paper has a bit of a texture to it that I don’t always care for. I debated getting another one or just making my own with some left over Fabriano hot press paper that I have and LOVE. I decided to make my own for the time being.
I found an outdated desk calendar in my stash, doodled on the back of it, and then wrapped it around a couple pieces of medium weight cardboard. Since the watercolor paper was left over ends of a larger sheet it was a bit smaller than I would have liked so I decided to do a Coptic stitch binding. The book opens flat and I don’t lose any of the width.
It is a bit smaller than I’m used to with the Moleskine, but I’ve enjoyed playing around in it, especially with that amazing paper.
Happy October! Happy Fall!