Nature journal pages from the other journal. Sketched and written using Staedtler Triplus Fineliners.
I bought this sketchbook back in July, with vague ideas of turning it into an art/sketchbook journal where I could practice my drawing skills. However, the pages soon became filled with abstract doodles, tests of new pens and other supplies, and notes on trees and plants that were growing in my area. After reading Clare Walker Leslie's excellent and beautifully illustrated book, Keeping a Nature Journal, I decided that this book would become my nature journal. I filled a few pages with this goal in mind, but the increased work that I had to do for school made it harder and harder to find time to keep the journal regularly and for several weeks, it lay untouched on my shelf.
Today, I may refer to this book as an art journal, a sketchbook, a sketchbook journal, a nature journal, or simply as "the other journal." The pages tend to be more informal and much simpler than those of my other art journal, the pamphlet journal. Many pages contain sketches drawn using a Sharpie Pen or Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. (I prefer the Sharpie Pen when using watercolours, as it is waterproof.) Others contain detailed written botanical descriptions, lists of pens I'm currently using, or passages from favourite poems.
Pages from the other journal containing part of William Wordsworth's poem, "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," and a watercolour pencil sketch of a maple leaf.