The adventures of a Southern Ontario letterboxer and stamp carver
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A quick logbook and thoughts on lined logs
The last couple days, the stamp carving has ground to a halt. The Box ON! carvings are on hold. I have a huge pile of finished stamps, but still a large pile of stamps to be carved. And my fingers, well, they don't want to cooperate anymore. My fingers are sore even at work... I dread going back to band rehearsals which often make my fingers sore as well (I'm a nerd far beyond just letterboxing - I play piccolo too you know...)
So, logbook making instead, right? Yeah, right. My fingers don't seem to want to do that either. But, I have a box that must be planted this weekend and a logbook must be made. So instead of going through any lengthy process to made one from scratch, I took a bought lined notebook and recovered it.
I was sixes about the idea until I was finished. I essentially took a printed page from a play, used it to cover the front and back of the logbook, and then took a dying ColorBox ink pad and antiqued that baby, and voila. I actually quite like it.
I know, it's lined... but does that really make a difference? I'm not sure. I think the thought process goes that lined books aren't ideal because it interferes with the beauty/art of the stamp impressions that are put inside. I agree, I think. Certainly I would never use a lined personal logbook. But it's not something that I dislike when I find letterboxes. Actually, I'd much rather find a lined logbook than I would a little series of blank papers bound in the corner with a zipstrip. Ugh. And in fact, I have a terrible time writing evenly when there is no line. So I'm going to be happy, buck convention with this one, and feel content in my heart with a lined logbook. But I'll likely hypocritically go back to unlined versions for my next ones...