“If you do not have any ideas worth committing to writing, think up some now, then buy this notebook…I just took my wife to the store today to get her own Rhodia notebooks!”
Well Keith, we certainly appreciate your kind words about our products and hope your wife is enjoying them as well!
Have you tried one of the Unlimited books yet? Very portable with an elastic closure, the Unlimited is a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ pocket sized notebook containing 60 sheets (120 pages) of our fountain pen friendly 80g white Rhodia paper in a lined or graph format. Covers available in black or orange.
Image and quotes courtesy of Keith – keithgb on Instagram.
Sometimes I really miss my Gram. She was a wonderful person and it was no secret that she was very much loved for her food. She worked as a cook for 18 years and the whole family would go crazy for her meatloaf, stroganoff, stuffed cabbages, and baked hams. Gram loved watching cooking shows and when she went on vacation, all she’d talk about was the food she ate while on the trip. I have no idea what Gram thought of the Sistine Chapel, but she made sure to tell you what she ate while in Italy.
If there was one person I wished had left a journal or two behind, it’s Gram.
Whose notes would you want to read?
Image courtesy of mimi_pan11 on Instagram.
Sometimes we need a bit of encouragement with a dash of motivation on the side- (Monday morning grumble grumble) which is why I started subscribing to the daily “Notes from the Universe” at TUT.com.
My message for today is: At any point in one’s life, Stephanie, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of “hitting a home run.”
TUT which stands for “Totally Unique Thoughts” offers reminders of life’s everyday magic and our power to deliberately shape the lives we lead.
Image courtesy of Dakota Grusak. Follow her as dakotagrusak on Instagram.
“In the first weeks of 1907, Picasso took a slim little book – a since-battered leather wallet that was nothing much to begin with – and began to confide, day by day, his ideas about what could be done with the human figure. Sometimes the image was flat, wiry, schematic. Sometimes it had sculptural volumes, with plenty of ins and outs where ins and outs were called for. Only very rarely was a line crossed out, or a second thought as much as hinted at.” from an article in The New York Times
Want to try your hand at keeping a sketchbook? Here are a few articles to get you started:
The1901 Picasso sketch above was previously sold by The Court Gallery
It has once again become time for me to move out of one journal and into another. I have been working in a blank Quo Vadis Habana since the beginning of the year and take note- this is highly unusual for me to have spent over 8 months in a single journal. Why so long? It most certainly isn’t for a lack of things to say. In fact, I probably have more stuff that needs to be purged from my brain than ever before. Crazy as it may seem, I think sometimes I become afraid to say what’s on my mind- like I’m playing a game of sorts. If I have a thought and write it down, it makes it more real –> then I have to give my focused attention to it –> which could lead to additional responsibilities OR having to give more attention to the painful bits. Historically, daily writing has proven to be an extremely significant factor (read inexpensive therapy) to my personal growth and overall well being and I would like to make a concentrated effort to write more, and write honestly- painful bits and all.
What do you think of the wall of Rhodia? I think it looks like Tetris.
Post-It Iterations Take Classic Notes to New Levels at WebUrbanist
Featured Pen – TWSBI Vac 700 at Whatever
Marbled-Edge Ledgers at Notebook Stories
The Extravagant Tale of a Mere Pencil: Palomino & Blackwing at the Blog of the European Paper Company
Delfonics Utility Bag Review at The Well-Appointed Desk
J. Herbin Vert Pre Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge Review at The Pen Addict
What Do You Do When You’re Angry? ~ Deborah Lange at Elephant Journal
New Favorite Eraser: Pentel Hi-Polymer at Little Flower Petals
Fascinating Liquid Art by Markus Reugels at abduzeedo.com
The Lost Art of Hand Lettering at Serifs & Sans
Links From Montblanc to Calligraphy to Watercolourists at An Inkophile’s Blog
Image courtesy of Eric Ink – follow ericink on Instagram.
We were standing on the bridge connecting the north and south sides of town last night waiting for the fireworks to begin when I looked up towards South Mountain and said out loud to no one in particular, “Aunt Evelyn isn’t home any more.”
Aunt Ev was actually my great aunt – my grandmother’s sister. There were ten children in their family and the house where my aunt Ev lived until she passed earlier this year was where they all grew up. Everyone in the family affectionately referred to Ev’s house as “Up Home” as in, “We are going up home for a 4th of July picnic.” Continue Readering »
Mine, not so good.
I have a decent sized yard and while I would love to have a garden, I simply do not have (and will not make) time for one. Which is probably why these plum tomato plants are committing suicide. Continue Readering »
When I was a very little girl, perhaps between the ages of three and five, my grandparents on my dad’s side used to babysit me. When my grandfather would come home from work, he would always treat me to a Hershey’s bar of chocolate. This was back when their plain chocolate bars were made up of little rectangular pieces that could be easily snapped apart. It would take me forever to eat that chocolate bar because I would break off one little rectangle at a time and then rub it between my thumb and forefinger until it turned into a gooey mess which I would then happily lick off and then start all over again with the next little rectangle and so on until the bar of chocolate was gone.
Some memories I suppose we will always remember for one reason or another but I believe one of the best ways to retain them is to write them down.
Will you share with us an early memory of your grandparents?
Our friend Julie sent us this image to be shared on our “Favorite Pens” photo page and speaking of which, have you sent me a photo of your favorite pen yet?
“Right now my favorite pen is the Pilot B2P (Bottle 2 Pen). I’ve been using it with my journals now for about three months. I came across them by chance one day when buying supplies. They are made from recycled water bottles, and are refillable, so, I feel a little more earth friendly & minimalist when using them. They also write pretty smoothly. The B2P’s don’t have the sleek look of the metal or aluminum, but they have their own unique look. The cool thing is, no one else carries them at my job, so if i misplace my pen, it always finds its way back to me. Same with my notebook, because no one at my job rocks Rhodia Webnotebooks, either!”
In my infamous “Book of Lists” I like to note my current favorite television shows as well as those from my past. Growing up in the 1970′s, that means Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Land of the Lost, Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. Continue Readering »
I started to regularly use Rhodia and Clairefontaine products after discovering years ago that the waterbased inks in my (at that time) new favorite writing tool, (a fountain pen) did not play well with the paper in my then favorite notebook. I then started upon a mission to seek out the perfect pen/ink/notebook combination and documented many of my findings along the way Continue Readering »
We know that some of you use our products every day, and we know that some of you reserve our products for special occasions. Obviously, we’d love everyone to be using as much Rhodia as humanly possible so we were wondering if those of you who use our products on a daily basis might lend us a hand. Sometimes all it takes is giving someone permission to make a mess, to make mistakes, and to use our quality paper for the most mundane tasks imaginable. (Grocery lists, pet goat feeding schedules, hubcap bearing replacement appointments and the like.)
Might you share with us, some of the most seemingly uninteresting ways you use our paper as to alleviate the “fancy paper syndrome” that sometimes is associated with a new pad of our glorious paper?
We’d sure appreciate it.
Our friend Bill thought he was buying a new Webbie for himself but alas, Meow B seems to have taken full custody of it.
Yep. This one seems pretty much spoken for. Two big thumbs up for brand loyalty! (although cats don’t have opposable thumbs…)
Question to ponder: Do cats use fountain pens?
New to the game? Here’s a detailed review of the Webbie .
7 Ways to Turn Your Journal from Whiny to Empowering at Kaizen Journaling
Julie’s Gadget Diary 04-18-12 at The Gadgeteer
12 Ways to Attack Any Challenge at Inc.
Up and Down at Flickr Blog
Courage and Creating at Creativity for Life
7 Tips For Increasing Your Writing Productivity at Business 2 Community
20 Ways to Kill Your Writer’s Block Forever at Lifehack
Getting messy at nordljus
Travel Week: Flying With Fountain Pens (and other options) at The Well-Appointed Desk
What exactly happens when you send a letter to the L.W.A. P.O. Box at Missive Maven
Altered Book: Things I Collect at Daisy Yellow
graphite archive at La Vie Graphite