Spread 0026 – My XL Moleskine – Completed!

From This – Boring…

To This – The cover of my XL Moleskine

Yes, the top photo is a photo of an XL Moleskine like the one I have been using, I could not finish my visual journal and leave the cover plain ole black. This is how it appears now.  I can not guarantee it will stay that way, it seems to be missing something to me.  I have one last spread to show you from this journal, it is actually drying as I type this, I think it is a splendid finish to this journal.  I still have changes to make to this journal.  The spine is broken and most of the journal is separate from the cover.  I am going to rebind the journal and covers, with a LOT of help from Orly.

I feel so very proud to have finished this journal.  It is big, fat, rich and thick with spreads.  It’s all me and it’s priceless.  Enjoy some photos:

And yes, I have started a new XL Moleskine journal.  That spread is coming up soon as well.  Enjoy!

Completed 13 April, 2011.

2018-05-03T13:40:07+00:00April 14th, 2011|Art Journals|14 Comments


  1. Liesel April 14, 2011 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Isn’t it fun to look at a finished book? And I suspect that if you aren’t quite satisfied that the cover will change at some point : ) Is this the journal you brought to PLAY? You’ve been busy! Take a bow Brian!

  2. Orly April 14, 2011 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Oh yes, it’s fat, juicy, and telling a million very Brianish stories, but above all it’s EXCITMEMNT!!!!!!!!….AaaaaaaHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SOOOOOOOOOOOO exciting!!!!!!!!!!!
    The cover is just an awesome feast, what could be missing??? Absolutely NOTHING!!!
    Here is to worn and old and dignified treasure books and to new lawless one screaming: Soil meeeeeee!!!!

  3. iHanna April 14, 2011 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Congratulations on filling a book with beauty. Too bad it is “broken” but hopefully you can fix that. Have you ever tried altering a book instead? I love how bulky mine becomes without breaking. Just an idea to try too. Keep creating and thanks for sharing!

  4. Caatje April 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Wow! congrats on filling up this journal. It looks yummy 😉 Enjoy the next one and keep sharing. I love looking at your pages.

  5. Patty April 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Oh how I do love a big exploding journal! and this one is fantastic. I would love to be able to sit down and explore all the inviting pages and the cover looks perfect to me.

  6. Mary April 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    glorious!! and look at all the goodness inside!!
    love, love, love!!!

  7. NaNa April 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Ohhhhhhh.. I would love to hold that one in my hands… to flip through pages… to touch tyem. and smell the paint/ink/glue! Marvellous! Bravo

  8. William Charlebois April 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Totally awesome!

  9. pearlandroses April 15, 2011 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Congratulations Brian. What an accomplishment! The cover looks great. Looking forward to seeing the last spread!

  10. Seth April 17, 2011 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Congrats Brian! The cover is phenomenal and I love, love, love the shots with all the pages bursting out. Fantastic!

  11. Carol April 27, 2011 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Fabulous! Can’t wait to see the photo with Hank and Tyler standing guard over your masterpiece.

  12. Tessa April 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Wow…. i realy like your style, absolutely fabulous!!

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I LOVE IT ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    XX Tessa (the Netherlands)

  13. Melanie K. May 30, 2011 at 1:37 am - Reply

    I came over from iHanna’s blog … and I am so glad I did!
    This is what I called a well loved, well thought of journal. Pure yummy-ness!
    I do love your journaling style … so I have added you to my reader! Can’t wait to see what else you do.

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