natstatweekLET’S GET PEOPLE WRITING!!!

There seems to be a National Day/Week for almost any cause – but I can hear the trees quivering at the thought of this one! Well starting today it is National Stationery Week!

I am a big fan of anything stationery related – BIG FAN! Testament to this is the book shelf that is stuffed (two rows) with EMPTY notebooks – yes that’s right, these are notebooks I have bought because I liked them, and I still have’t used them.NB

I am currently on the last pages of my huge fat journal that I purchased from Kate’s Paperie in NYC in 2006 – which contains roughly the last 3 and a half years of my life – it took me the best part of 3 years to decide to actually write in it, because for me, notebooks are as much about the aesthetic as about the use! Before that it sat on the shelf looking very, very pretty.

I am also a bit of a fan of the fountain pen – though I do admit to using cartridges not bladders, because I write too much and as a result they are in need of constant filling. The cartridges last longer.

I am due to start a new journal in the next week and I have decided that my 2006 purchase of an antique leather journal (currently nestling in tissue paper in a box underneath my desk) will be the next journal … I’ve become a little less precious about my collection lately and have decided that they are far more interesting if they are actually used for the purpose which they were designed.

In other exciting new (well for me it’s exciting) I will be doing a traditional book-binding course (starting in June!) and I cannot wait … I want to be able to make my own books. I have enjoyed making several starbooks lately for people’s birthday’s etc and they are simple and fun. As someone who spends a lot of time working with words, crafting can be the only way to achieve the empty head feeling it’s either that or alcoholism …

In Other News

I am in the very last stages of writing up my thesis – recent feedback has been a real boost as my supervisor is clearly very pleased with my recent work … so I just have to extend that excellence to the rest of the thesis! Blogging takes a back seat just now too – so entries are sporadic, but I couldn’t let NSW pass by without a  special mention!

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2 thoughts on “National Stationery Week 22-28th April

  1. I’m a notebook/stationery fanatic too. I’m so pleased to hear that things are going well with your thesis – you go girl!

    You may notice that my blog name has changed. I used to be maturestudentinghanginginthere but life events have meant that I have had to put my studies on hold (but will be going back). I did want to continue blogging though so my wee blog is jacquelinehanginginthere. I do so hope you will pop by. Now where is that pile of notebooks that I’m saving for a ‘special piece of writing?’ Going to get them out now and put them to good use. Thanks for the shot of positivity. 😉

    1. Aha I did wonder if that was you when I saw the email pop up!!! Get pen to those notebooks woman! I am very bad at keeping up with blogs just now – final push is eating into my browsing time but you are the one that I do get emailed to me 😀

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