A word about sketchbooks.... I have gone to at least 8 art supply/bookstores since I have been back looking for MY sketchbook. Since undergrad I have experimented with different sizes and I found I end up keeping a notebook and a sketchbook at the same time, (because I write a lot of lists and things on top of creating drawings). My dream sketchbook would have been half notebook half sketchbook. And don't worry, I tried many times unsuccessfully to make one. So last spring finally found something perfect. It has a hard cover in dark gray, spiral bound (for laying flat or holding in one hand), has lines on the left side and white drawing paper on the right. Awesome right? Until i try to find a new one. 8 stores later... I give up and order it online. Which, yeah, I should have just ordered it in the first place but my instant gratification impulse just wouldn't let this one go.
After my unsuccessful shopping trip told Michael my tale of woe and he looked at me like I was nuts and said, " You couldn't just buy A sketchbook?!?" No. I couldn't.
So, just curious if you are as particular as I am? What are your preferences and why?