we’ve been thinking (never a good idea before the dark embrace of caffeine truly kicks in, but there you go, it’s tuesday) about the just-over-four-months that we’ve now been Back in sunny southern california.
we have been faithfully documenting ideas and notions in the moleskine journals (#151 in case you’re keeping count)
– actually #124 was quite lovely in its own way
– and back in Nov 2011 we met someone who had an Orange moleskine and a very swish pair of heels – gosh that DOES seem like a lifetime ago (isn’t that the point of recording and noting Events so one can understand the passage of Time?).
wowzer! (yes, we pressed the “search” button) – here’s where we Photographed early moleskines from #1 onwards.
you see #1 was to stop us going cRazY during the not-knowing-if-our-work-visa-to-the-USA would get renewed (this was back in April 2003 – a decade ago).
so we started to write to uncover and reveal and other sorts of words that mean Finding Out What is Going On.
we don’t Just write in moleskines journals.
sometimes we make little notes about people, places and things that we want to write about in books and movies in tiny notebooks that lovely people send us from Berlin.
and we often write by candlelight (this is the wild flowers inspired one from shabby chic to celebrate rachel ashwell’s prairie).
you see writers-that-have-inspired-us-since-childhood Always kept notebooks.
it was recording the witty and wonderful Mr. Nathan Gibson (hat-maker-to-the-stars) and his bon mots in her own notebooks that inspired Anita when she came to write the character of Dorothy in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
you see memories can be made anywhere.
but they are especially delicious when Made in Malibu.*
(memories – not notes – although we Will confess to scribbling down pen marks in the little shorthand book that we carry in the car but ONLY when stopped at the red light).
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”