“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

I have been meaning to buy a new sketchbook. I always keep one in my purse in the event that I need to jot something down or sketch a quick idea. My current 5.5″ x 8″ Pro Art black spiral sketchbook is slowly running out of pages, so it’s time to move on. (*tear) You’ve treated me well little sketchbook!

So, today I bought this from Jaime’s fabulous Etsy shop Sparkles and Sticks:


I can’t wait to get it! It’s a nice new blank-paged Molskine notebook perfect for summer doodling. And I love how Jaime’s design was inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s The Secret Garden. I remember reading both The Secret Garden and A Little Princess as a young girl, and I think I might read them again. It’s always neat re-reading the books I’ve read, in this case, over a decade ago. I like finding new ways to appreciate them, and sometimes finding new nuances and underlying meanings.

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  1. Posted May 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    hmm… pretty…


  2. Posted June 2, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    upcycle sunday ? :(


    tatiana Reply:

    Omg, I know. Around 5pm on Sunday, I was like… crap. I will make up for it this week! Stay tuned lovely lady!


  3. cat
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    way to go, tatiana! disappointing your fans :(


  4. Posted June 3, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Fine fine. Just for you cathy, my next upcycling post will be TECHNOLOGY related. It’s gonna be… LEGEN… wait for it…



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