A Recent Stationery Purchase

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Recent stationery purchases at Target include a fine point pen from Write Dudes, a staple bound notebook and a 3-ring binder designed by John Derian, whom I had not heard of before, but apparently has a Field Notes or Cabinet of Curiosities type of motif. Very cool.

The notebook cover has a picture of a string holding together various notebooks and evokes a late 19th or early 20th century feel to it.

The notebook has smooth lined pages and is staple bound. I haven’t written on the paper yet so cannot describe how the pen and paper work together. I’m deciding what purpose to give the notebook. I have a book journal where I list all the books I read or listen to. I have a 5-year daily journal from Levenger where each page has a snippet of the day’s happenings so that as each year passes, I can see what was going on the previous year. I have a journal of goals and inspiring quotes. I have an idea journal which I have spoken about in the past. I will have to put this (for now) with my other journals and notebooks waiting for a home/purpose.

The pen is a surprisingly smooth writer with a nice fine point, which I prefer. Below is writing sample of the  pen. (The green ledger paper was a garage sale find for a quarter.)

 Fun new items are not always found at exotic stationery stores or warehouse-like office supply stores. Sometimes they are found at the local big box store. And heaven knows a person can never have too many pens or notebooks.

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  1. Ms. Megan on October 31, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I looove that journal!!! The cover is beautiful!!!!!
    And that pen writes so smooth!!! It is so hard to find that *perfect* pen!!!
    Happy Halloween friend!

  2. PamelaArtsinSF on November 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    John Derian has an amazing and wonderful shop in NYC — visit it if you can. Thanks for the Target alert.

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