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Field Notes ‘Ambition’ Edition

I HAZ THEM!! The new Field Notes ‘Ambition’ Edition has arrived, and it is drop-dead GORGEOUS.


The gloriously gold-gilded pages are a little stiff when first opened, but soon gain their flexibility back. They can scratch easily, as I made a mark in mine trying to get the darn shrink-wrap off.


The red has grid paper, the brown undated weekly agenda pages, and the green ledger paper.


I am an on-again, off-again Field Notes user, as the paper is terrible with fountain pens but the size and style is delectable. The paper in this edition is horrendous as usual, but oh so pretty! I have been drawing my own weekly agenda boxes in my other Field Notes, so love that they finally created a notebook just for that! And that it’s undated!


Love how light the lines are! There’s nothing more annoying than a grid paper with distractingly dark lines. And gold staples!


The ledger paper is so unique! Not gonna lie, the accountant in me is going SQUUEEEE! Now I want to ledger something….

And finally, some fountain pen love, just because the gold nib of my Lamy Studio matches the gold details of these notebooks so well.


Field Notes in Glitter

Decorated my Field Notes notebook with some glitter pens. Because it was gray and rainy out. And because I can! Although I may end up with glitter on everything in my bag now.

Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Field Notes

Testing out my Staedtler Triplus Fineliners in my Limited Edition Arts & Sciences Field Notes notebook. I really love the engineering grid of the Sciences notebook especially. I decided to create a weekly agenda on each page, as shown in the last pic.



Surprisingly these pens behave very well on the Field Notes paper, minimal showthrough unless large areas are colored in.




Global Art Pencil Case

So, I was wondering through a local art store one day, idly wondering if I could teach myself how to become the next Picaso with some Prismacolor Premiere Markers, and then decided that becoming Marker Picaso sounded like a lot of work. So I had moved on to the pencils section, and saw these awesome little zippered Global Arts portfolio pencil cases. I instantly fell in love with the size and stonewashed-esque color options (red, denim, stone, black). The 48-pencil case was $18, so I was like, SOLD. I debated between the 24-pencil case and the 48, which opened like a double book case. Ultimately I was like, BIGGER IS BETTER, and chose the 48-ct case in denim. Yay for instant gratification impulse buys!!! Of course, I later found out it was barely $13 at Dick Blick, but such is life!

I originally thought the case would be perfect for my Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils, but I discovered I had too many for that. Luckily, I found out it was the perfect size for holding my Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Stabilo 88 pens, which I was so in love with I had developed this weird compulsion to take them back and forth to work with me every day (I KNOW, I have a problem).

Here are some action shots:

The case is just about the same size as the larger Arts & Sciences Field Notes notebooks.


The Global Arts case opened, with Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and a Field Notes notebook.

I keep the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners in one zippered side, where I can fit three of the fatter Staedtler pens into each of the three sections per side, to hold a total of 18. In the other zippered section, I squish four narrow Stabilo 88‘s into each section. It can be a tight fit, but it works, and I can hold a full 24 Stabilo pens in this section.


Stabilo 88’s go in the other zippered section.

Below is the side of the case, shown with a Field Notes notebook for size comparisons.


The spine has little snaps to hold the zippers down, a nice touch.

Here is the other zippered side:


I like the black zippered look here.

Some older shots from prior Instagram posts:

I tried seeing how many fountain pens it could hold – since I mostly have Lamy Safaris, I could only get one per elastic section. My medium-width drawing pens I could fit two or three per section, as seen here.

Shown with my fat Lamy Safari.

The only downside I noticed with using the Lamy’s is that when you have some on each side, it makes zipping that section just a big more snug. I had to turn the the clips to the side to make closing it easier. I didn’t have this issue with other smaller fountain pens as much.

Packed full!

Just chilling out on my desk at work.

First pic!

Field Notes Arts & Sciences Edition

I received these amazing Field Notes notebooks for my birthday yesterday – they’re so cool! LOVE the info on the inside covers.

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More Field Notes Fun!

Customizing another Field Notes notebook.

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Attempts at starting an Art Journal

Testing out doing some weekly art journaling based on an idea I saw in a book I posted about awhile back – the goal to keep track of the “good” things that happened that day. But a whole day was too intimidating, so I tried per week instead, in the Field Notes notebook I just posted pics of. Too bad the Field Notes paper is kinda crappy, as bleedthrough even with the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Stabilo 88’s I used here was pretty evident. I like how it turned out overall though.


Customizing a Plain Jane Field Notes Notebook

Customizing my Field Notes notebook with some washi tape and sketching!

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Field Notes Newbie

Got these two Field Notes notebooks from a friend who just ordered the whole collection, really like the blue gradient cover on the Cold Horizons series! And the blue tinted grid paper inside. More importantly, I LOVE the Practical Applications lists, they seriously made me LOL. Now…. What to use them for??

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