Last in this week's series on my Paperblanks journal collection is my newest: the Darwin Tree of Life mini journal!
Paperblanks Embellished Manuscripts collection, which I only just discovered recently and immediately became obsessed with. The Embellished Manuscripts collection features great artists, writers, scientists and thinkers. I find these journals extremely inspiring!
Darwin is one of my science heroes. Several years ago I was thrilled to go to the London Natural History Museum's temporary Darwin exhibit to commemorate his 200th birthday. My favorite part of the whole exhibit was Darwin's actual notebook in a glass case, open to the page that is featured on this notebook. It has his sketch of an evolutionary tree, with the words "I think" written next to it. I could just imagine the thought formulating in his mind, traveling down his arm to his hand where it flowed out of his pen onto the paper to be captured for all time. So when I saw this Paperblanks notebook of course I had to have it!!!!
This pocket-size journal will be the first of my notebooks that I will use as my daily logbook + journal. I will have a post with those details in a few days!
The Mini size journal is 3 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches, perfect for carrying everywhere. The front cover of the Darwin Tree of Life journal has a copy of Darwin's original sketch and notes, and his signature on the magnetic closure flap.
Here is the book with the closure flap open so you can see Darwin's notes. I love it! This makes me feel inspired to do science again.
Below is my growing collection of Paperblanks journals!
Lindau journals I featured in Tuesday's post, the Book Of Kells journal I featured Wednesday, and the slim French Ornate violet journal I featured yesterday. Also you can
see the Ventaglio Rosso journal I reviewed last year and used for awhile as a day per page diary. That ended when my daughter fell in love with it and
commandeered it for herself!
Not present are the daily and weekly planners I reviewed awhile back because I gave them away to some very lucky people!
love Paperblanks books because they are beautiful, well made, archival
and with great (fountain pen friendly) paper. They open flat (which is
extremely important to me!) and I know the books will wear well and last
My Paperblanks collection continues to
grow. Next on my list to buy are the Darwin Ultra journal and
the Leonardo Sun and Moon Midi!
Do you love
Paperblanks journals? Which ones do you have, and which ones do you want
to get? (They're so collectable and addictive!)
(Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Paperblanks and receive no commission. I just really like their books!)