Man, it's coming down to the wire...I'm leaving soon and just when I think I have it all together, I realize that's it's a slippery slope this "getting it all together by deadline" business. It's the lists that get me up sometimes way too early in the morning (that and I sometimes fall asleep by 10). If I don't write EVERY LITTLE BIT DOWN ON PAPER, I lose it..it's gone. I end up though, jotting and sketching on any scrap that's near me, envelopes, the newspaper, and if I'm lucky, sometimes one of my ten notebooks floating around the studio. It's one way of being organized. If I just write it down it will stick in my head (usually).
But deep down, my desire to just have one go to place for all all these lists and notes is palpable. And I'm addicted to graph paper...I usually stock up up on the colorful Claire-Fontaine notebooks and receipt books in France but I just found these fantastic Field Notes notebooks via my favorite neighbor's blog. I love the utilitarian sameness of each one, customizable, like the little black and red notebooks I used to get in Chinatown when I was in college. I bet I can actually carry these around town and in my travels with me light and easy, no fuss, no muss and around the house even, in the back of my pants. Then I'd whip it out whenever I need to get it down fast. I believe these little notebooks will change me. I'm ready.
(And check out the excellent use of Futura Bold (thanks Heidi) on their hot site.)