This is another round up of 2012. These are all my journals and sketchbooks for the year. I like to enhance the covers with stickers and other things. The photo on flickr has info on each of them.
I use a variety of hardcover books as journals. My sketchbooks have mostly been hard cover. As I returned to watercolor sketching in February, I first used two paper Starthmore books. I soon discovered it was better to have a hard cover book that would support clipping of palette and water container so I could have everthing within reach if I had to stand to sketch.
In the journals, I add clippings and prints of my photos to my daily writings. This tends to over stretch the bindings! You can’t tell from this photo but some of them are about half again as thick as they are meant to be.