This post is brought to you by Ecosystem.
Towards the beginning of the summer, I was given an ecosystem notebook with the challenge to use it for the summer. I welcomed the challenge, because I used to always keep a notebook on hand to sketch in. Sundays were the day when I sketched most. I’ve not done that in a while! My sketching time has diminished incredibly since having Penelope. It happens.
I had a great time using my ecosystem book. I got the small, blank (artist) notebook. It was the perfect size to cart around in my purse and I just fell in love with the coated book cover, perforated pages, elastic closure & secret back pocket.
From a bookbinder’s point of view, this book is well made. It’s sewn, then glued (where many cheap notebooks are just single sheets glued together = not strong). My cover surely took a beating between getting tossed around in my grubby purse & being man-handled by Penelope’s grubby hands, but because of the coating, I could just wipe dirt & mystery sticky stains right off. It was great!
Here are some things that I did with my notebook:
- I used my Silhouette machine to create the patterned cover
- I sketched random scenes & patterns when I was bored
- I wrote down my grocery lists
- I drew schematic drawings for my project ideas
- Penelope had her way with a half-dozen pages
Would you like to win one? I totally know you would! ecosystem has kindly offered to give THREE (3) lucky IS•LY readers an ecosystem notebook of their choice*. Here’s how you can win:
- Visit ecosystem’s site & check out their notebooks
- Leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d use your notebook for
- US residents only
- Only one (1) comment per person
- Comment by 11:59pm (MST) Thursday, September 23, 2010
- No purchase necessary
- Three (3) winners will be chosen via random.org & announced Friday, September 24, 2010
*Subject to availability.