I don’t know if I said it before, but I ended up buying all of Barnes & Noble’s stock of Moleskine sketchbooks over the past few weeks. In my defense, their stock was the opposite of bountiful and impressive: I only bought three! Léo is an avid user of Paperblanks notebooks and briefly considered buying a Moleskine or a Midori Traveler’s Notebook as her next art journal. I felt like a Midori would be thin for her since she’s accustomed to the awesome wideness of Paperblanks. So I bought her a Moleskine to sample. ❤
I partially bought both that awesome pack of “Cape Cod” themed premium cardstock (trust me: it’s premium as fuck) and another stack of fairy-tale themed paper because they screamed Léo at me. I made the card from the cardstock and included fucktonnes of both stacks. Beautiful papers will be the death of me. XD
Other gifts include an original mini painting entitled “Tête dans les Nuages” created especially for Léo, special pages taken from my sketchbook, laser woodcuts, postage stamps, Liquitex acrylic paint pens (kind obsessed with these if you couldn’t tell), Pēbēo Primse Fantasy paint in two colors, ink stamp carving supplies and a pamphlet on an exhibit of Catherine the Great from Dallas circa 1992. As a bonus, the pamphlet is in Spanish! The first thing Léo ever sent me was a pamphlet for an art exhibit in Québec, so it is a bit of a sentimental gesture.