SoCS: Hahnemühle ZigZag Journal

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and
I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday
I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art!
You can do it too!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last piece of mail you received.” Talk about the subject of the last piece of physical mail you received, i.e. a gas bill–talk about gas, not the bill itself. Have fun!

My older hand-made journals, above, and the new package below.


I never get to yak on about something this exciting except with Mitchell,
and especially before I’ve even tried it out… so, wow!
Normally I’d have to wait to watercolor and in this case it’d have to be finishing
the whole journal and so this is an excellent prompt!

Yesterday despite the notices that it was going to be late the mailman brought the Hahnemühle ZigZag Watercolor Journal!  This is an accordion journal, so it folds out
and can tell a long story all at once… I’ve made them, and they are not hard to make,
costly if you want a nice-sized long one — you have to have large sheets of paper or
there is an unsightly glue seam, which being a purist, I won’t do.
I like to work with the materials I have without fussing them into shapes they don’t want to go, and so my folded journals have not been longer than 36-inches.

But the Hahnemühle is large!  It comes in several sizes, and my favorite favorite most exciting thing is it comes in a SQUARE format (be still my architectural heart!)
It has a lovely grey fabric cover and RED ELASTIC strap to keep it closed
(architectural grey and red, omi!)  And this is 140 lb paper, good watercolor paper, and made by a company that has an amazing ecological track record.

I cannot contain myself… I want to paint today!!!!!

I’ve been hold off starting a project in hopes that I could do it in this journal and
am so happy this has arrived.  Otherwise I’d have to write about the mail I got before this, which is tax crap, instead of this happy happy surprise!

For the rules, go to Linda’s blog;  feel free to join the fun!

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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10 Responses to SoCS: Hahnemühle ZigZag Journal

  1. loisajay says:

    It is so fun to read (and feel) the excitement in your posts. Go forth and paint, Katie!


  2. Dan Antion says:

    I love this post, Kate – you sound like a happy school girl. I can’t wait to see what you do with this journal.


  3. Bee Halton says:

    Pretty pictures and drawings 🙋‍♀️🐝


  4. Have fun with it. We’re excited to see your results.


  5. M. Oniker says:

    Wow, do I understand the swoon over getting 140# watercolor paper in the mail. 🙂


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