She not only sent me one to review, but she sent me a second one to giveaway here on this very blog. Both the one I am reviewing and keeping for myself and the one I am offering as a giveaway are orange.
First, let me tell you about this notebook:
It has a soft leather-like cover that feels wonderful in one's hands and uses 90 g soft vellum ivory paper inside. It has sewn signatures and doesn't open completely flat, but is almost flat and can certainly be coaxed to do so. This particular notebook that I am reviewing and giving away has blank pages (not lined). I believe that past Rhodia notebooks had their logo on the bottom of every right hand page. Not so with this one. The front cover has a lovely embossed orange on orange logo, but the inside pages are smooth, silky and blank.
The inside back cover has an expandable pocket and the notebook has a lovely finished orange ribbon bookmark. There is also an elastic band closure. This notebook has 96 sheets for a total of 192 pages.
And perhaps best of all the corners are rounded - so comfortable for holding while sketching without getting poked in the midsection.
I tried writing in this notebook with all my favorite pens: ball point, Staedtler fine point, Zig writer, Graphic Marker, Micron Pigment Ink pen, Prismacolor Premier, Sharpie Permanent Marker, Copic Marker, Pitt Artist Penn, Elegant Calligraphic Writer and a Watercolor Pencil.
Only the Sharpie Permanent Marker and the Copic Marker bled through. The others wrote smoothly and beautifully. The Schaefer ball point pen needed a little extra drying time, but could surely be blotted if necessary.
I sure hope these are easy to find and order because this is my new favorite notebook.
If you are a pencil or pen and ink sketcher, or if you like to color with colored pencils in your journal then this one is the one for you.
If you would like an opportunity to win this lovely notebook, please leave a comment telling me what feature of a notebook is the most important to you. You must have a most important feature in your comment in order to be considered in the drawing.
I will draw the winner on Monday, August 16!
One entry per person please.