Sketch from a magazine ad 2001 © Nancy Van Blaricom
I wanted to share with you a couple of ideas that you might like to use with your sketchbooks.
This is a hardbound sketchbook, approximately 11" x 9". Notice the White Ribbon in the above sketchbook photo? I am always having a hard time finding the next blank page in my sketchbooks so I glued this white satin ribbon in between the cover and the pages, in the binding to use as a bookmark. I used Elmer's white glue. I'm sure and its been in this book since 1999.
Sketch from a boating trip, 2012 © Nancy Van Blaricom
In the above smaller spiral-bound sketchbook, 9" x 6", I tied a red ribbon to use as a bookmark on the top spiral of the book. I can untie the ribbon, if I choose, when the sketchbook is filled. I like the idea of being able to find where I left off sketching last with a built in bookmark.
Pete's Net Shed, sketch, 2012© Nancy Van Blaricom
The the above photo I've glued a small manila envelope to the inside cover of my Sketchbook and use it to place a couple of cut mat boards to use as a view finder, maybe some notes etc.