The Sketchbook Project begins

I heard my landlady bellow my name from downstairs.  After a quick self-inspection to make sure I was dressed – bitter experience has taught me the importance of this  – I rushed to open the door.   There, lying on the landing, was a brown envelope with something I’ve been eagerly waiting for.



Ignore those greasy fingerprints on the cover.  I had just put on some hand lotion. 

This 8″ by 5″, 220 page sketchbook by Watson-Guptill is bound like a real book.  I didn’t want a spiral binding even though it would have let the pages lie flat.  I wanted something that would look and feel like a book and look good on a shelf, but not look so awesome that I would be afraid to actually write or sketch in it.  (That’s happened to me before with fancy journals).

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