Tuesday, April 24

DISNEYLAND PARIS - Countdown Day 8

In just over a week I will be in Disneyland Paris and I am taking a sketchbook!



The sketchbook I have decided to take is the Winsor & Newton Artist's Journal, a gift from my eldest Son on my Birthday. The soft leather cover holds 48, A6 (4x6inches) pages of 150gsm pure white paper, held secure by a flap and tie that winds around two colour coordinated buttons.
The journal is available in 3 sizes (4x6" ~ 6x8" ~ 8x8") and can be purchased at the Heaton Cooper Studio online shop.

I have already began making entries into the journal, logging my preparations for the trip and, of course, creating that all important first page. I thought I'd share them with you during the countdown to Disney Day.


Disneyland Paris Journal 2007 - Page 1

18 comments:

Deborah said...

A great beginning. Can't wait to see your sketches of the trip. I live by the California Disneyland, even worked there. Looking forward to your views of Disneyland Paris.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

What a perfect 1st page for that journal! I can't wait to see it grow. :)

Dave said...

You're going to have a great time, I'm sure. I've been there twice with my daughter. The second time was best: she was too old to want to go on It's a Small World! The first time we must have been on that ride 10 times...I can hear that bl***y song now!!

Anita said...

Thankyou Deborah.
I didn't even know there was a Californian Disney until last week, what fun it must have been to work there...tiring too I expect!

Anita said...

Thankyou Pugs!

Anita said...

LOL...Dave you made me laugh and almost spit my coffee out across my computer screen.
I felt much the same about the Teltubbies theme tune- Parental torture! Aaaarghh!

Dave said...

Thanks, Anita, now I've got the teletubbies theme going through my head as well!! Mind you, I must say that I was quite an expert at the Teletubbies dance!

phthaloblu said...

Have great fun on your trip (I'm sure you will!). Can't wait to see the sketches you will being back to share. :-)

E-J said...

So you're into leather, eh? You've never revealed this on your blog before, LOL.

Is the paper in that journal the same stuff that W&N put in those dark blue hardback sketchbooks of theirs that you love?

Robyn said...

Anita - it is lovely to share your excitement. I remember when I took my daughter to Disneyland in California many years ago, I had tears running down my cheeks. I think it was because as a little girl from the sticks in Australia I had never dreamed I would get there. Have a wonderful trip!

Anita said...

Thankyou Phthaloblu

Anita said...

LOL...I thought it was time I shared that information with you E-J. ;)
No, the paper isn't the 170gsm heavyweight that I like in the little blue books and it doesn't mention wet media at all in the item description but it seems to be taking it just fine, a little buckling but I quite like that look in a sketchbook as you know from your gorgeous little book you brought on the sketchcrawl.
Actually, I haven't yet used a W&N product I wasn't entirely happy with and most of my media are W&N.

Anita said...

Awww Robyn, I always cry too when I am happy...and we wonder why men have a hard time understanding women? LOL!

Anita said...

LOL...Dave your teletubby dance would make a great U-TUBE!

Mommy Bee said...

Oh, How wonderful for you and your family. You are definitely going to have a lot to journal about, I'm sure. Be specific, because my kids and I are going to live vicariously through you :-).

Anita said...

LOL...I will keep your children in mind when I make my 'descriptive' notes Laura! ;)

paulien said...

Thanks for your advice on sketchbooks. I now have the same as you have on this picture, and I am taking it camping tomorrow

Anita said...

You're welcome Paulien. Look forward to seeing the sketches you create inside it while camping.