I recently picked up a new Moleskin to take to meetings in place of my somewhat tatty ‘classroom’ style notepads and soon realised it’s too late, I can’t go back.
It was around two years ago when I switched from Moleskin and Moleskin-esq notepads to plain old basic classroom style notepads.
It’s just paper
This wasn’t a deliberate change. Story goes that I was out of notepads for a meeting and had to buy something new on-the-run so I hopped into a local stationary supplier and picked up the simplest thing going.
Soon my love affair for these cheap somewhat disposable notepads started:
They may look tatty but these agile little notepads are better than a Moleskin in many, many ways:
- Malleable and easy to hold
- Lighter and thinner
- Cheap (60p each!)
- You can make as much mess as you like
Going back to a rigid, expensive and “premium” Moleskin notepad feels all wrong. It’s difficult to hold, heavy and unwieldy and the paper no longer “feels right” and worst of all I find that I judge myself on any mistake or bad sketch I make as if I’ve desecrated the paper!
My advice – ditch the Moleskin, free your notes.