The lovely people of Nu Notebooks reached out to me to ask if I would be interested in doing a 'hack' of one of their notebooks. Of course being the stationery lover that I am I had to seriously think long and hard as to whether this was the sort of thing I would like to do...errrrm, no not really, I jumped at the chance!
I was able to choose my own notebook from their website, one that 'spoke' to me. I instantly fell in love with the Nu Elite in Kraft. I absolutely love Kraft products, I don't know what it is about Kraft but I really do love it. When I saw the notebook, it didn't just speak to me, it scream "I am a blank canvas, have me and paint on me"!
As an artist I nearly always paint or doodle on my notebooks and I always have done even when I was at school, despite constantly being told off by my teachers, it didn't stop me from doodling and I still love to do it now.
For me when I customise the cover of a notebook, it feels like I put a piece of me into it. A bit of my life, soul and energy into the book so it is all ready for using. I know that may sound a little 'hippy trippy' but to me it has kind of already started your journey with the book. It makes it so inviting to create inside.
So along with Kraft I also love bunnies and am notorious for drawing and painting bunnies on everything and anything. I filmed the creating of my notebook cover so you can see how this came to be:
I am really happy with how it turned out. Part of me wanted to keep going and to embellish it further but then I think sometimes you can over do it and less is more. I will live with it for a while to see how it 'speaks' to me further and then decide.
The notebook itself is divine! I am not just saying that because they sent it to me but because it truly is. The cover is amazingly good quality and the notebook just feels right in your hands. It's a feeling that I can't convey in words, only a notebook lover will know what I mean there. The paper inside is smooth and luscious, I just wish they made a plain page one as then I could have one as a sketch book too. I will sketch in this along with writing but sometimes it is nice to just have plain pages for sketches.
Now to get that pen on to paper...
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