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Two new Cahier planners have been introduced to the Moleskine line for 2012. Both planners feature the cardboard covers and thin profile we’ve come to expect on the Moleskine Cahier notebooks, but both planners offer a new planning format.

Moleskine's new Cahier Planners feature 1-week-per-page planning and four new earth-tone colors including mais, ginger, wheat and terracotta.

Moleskine Cahier Weekly Diary/Planner
One Week Per Page, 2 Weeks Per 2-Page Spread
Retails for around $7.00

Each Cahier Weekly planner features 1 week per page or 2 weeks per spread. This weekly planning format is in both the Cahier Weekly and the 3-Piece Cahier planners.

Available in 4 earth tone colors, mais, terracotta, wheat and ginger, Moleskine’s Weekly Diary/Planner features a planning format with one week per page or two-weeks-per 2-page spread. This is great for those of you who have minimal planning needs but would like to see a half of a month’s worth of planning in one 2-page spread. Slim Cahier styling and fewer pages result in planners that are ultra thin, measuring just 3/16″ thick. In addition to the planning pages, the Cahier Weekly planner includes 28 pages in the front of the planner with:

  • a personal data page
  • box style monthly calenders
  • 2012 and 2013 annual planning calenders
  • international holidays chart
  • travel planning and memos chart
  • time zone map
  • dialing codes
  • measures and conversions
  • international sizes

The rear of the planner has 11 ruled pages for notes or sketching.

Moleskine's new Three-Piece Cahier Planner.

Moleskine Cahier Three-Piece Diary Planner
Both Weekly and Daily Planners and a Memo Folder
Retails for around $15

For those of you who need more versatility in scheduling, check out Moleskine’s Three-Piece Daily/Planner. This planner set has both weekly and daily planners and a memo folder with an elastic strap to keep it all organized. Even though it contains three pieces, the entire set is surprisingly thin, measuring just 3/8″ thick, which is comparable to Moleskine’s pocket-sized, soft cover planner.

This planning set includes 3 pieces, a weekly planner, daily planner and a memo folder with an elastic strap.

Unlike the rest of Moleskine’s planning line, these planners are stripped down to the bare essentials so only the planning pages and a few ruled pages are included. There are no monthly calenders or travel charts. This results in a surprisingly thin profile even when all three pieces are together.

The 64-page weekly planner has the same planning format as the Cahier Weekly Planner, 2 weeks per-2-page spread and includes 9 ruled pages for notes in the back of the planner.

The daily planner has undated 1-page-per-day planning, enabling you to fill out the day and month you desire. Because there are only 64 pages, you won’t be able to use daily planning pages for the entire year, but for those days where you have a lot of scheduling or if you have a class schedule that repeats. Perforated pages allow you to remove the daily planning pages and insert them into the weekly planner for reference.

All three pieces store compactly and are held together with the elastic strap on the memo folder.

To order the new Moleskine Cahier Planners or other great Moleskine planners, visit my eBay store here: Moleskine Planners.

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When creating art, we have many opportunities to combine mediums and processes to create images that speak to the observer. Georges Emmanuel Arnaud Geizm does a beautiful job of combining old and new technologies in his “Soul In Between Exposed series of photographs. Using a myPolaroid 220 camera and Photoshop, he has created images that seem to reveal the soul of the subject.

The beauty of using photography as an artistic form of expressions is the unique ability to capture the human spirit. In a fraction of a second, your photograph will capture things our eyes will miss. By changing the lighting, background, colors and mediums, it is possible to dramatically change the essence or meaning of the images you take into one that you wish to communicate.

To see more photographs by Georges Emmanuel Arnaud Geizm, be sure to visit his photography website.

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Moleksine's new Cover Art Planner illustrated by Sergey Bakin features an embossed, copper foil design that wraps around both front and back covers.

Moleskine’s newest Cover Art Weekly Planners have arrived! Cover Art illustrations by Sergey Bakin and Mattias Adolfsson add an exciting look to the planners while giving you world-class planning at your fingertips.

Mattias Adolfsson's line art illustration add a touch of whimsy to the droll subject of planning.

The covers are adorned with illustrations both front and back. Each Cover Art Moleskine Planner comes with a ribbon place holder and a pocket on the inside back cover for holding for holding photos, tickets, notes, etc. An address book keeps your contacts close at hand. Dated January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 with a horizontal planning format across each 2-page spread.

Both small and large planners feature classic, Moleskine, horizontal weekly format with a week spread across 2 pages.

Sergey Bakin
Sergey Bakin is a graphic designer and artist from Russia. His work combines emotions with graphic solutions. View his gallery on the Behance Network here: http://www.behance.net/Tween

Mattais Adolfsson
Mattais Adolfsson is an illustrator from Sweden. He spends every little piece of his spare time drawing. Learn more about him on his blog here: http://mattiasa.blogspot.com/

You can find the Moleskine Cover Art Planners at Journalingarts.com at this link: http://journalingarts.com/moleskine-planners/moleskine-cover-art-planners

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It’s time for the May Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper over at Economy Pens. There are quite a few reviews on journals this month so be sure to check it out.

The June edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper will be hosted by Note Booker, Esq.  Use this submission form to get your entries in for the June Carnival.

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Now that another journal has arrived home, I can post more of my journal entries made to Sue’s journal which was themed We Are All Unique. I found this topic challenging because I am constantly finding things I have in common with others and the world around me.

This illustration was created with embroidery thread, glue and tiny bead pearls.

For my first spread, I wanted to express that while we are all unique, we are part of something larger. I decided to use embroidery thread in varied colors to create a tapestry, which included hundreds of individual threads which contributed to a larger picture of swirling spirals. In the center of each spiral, I glued small pearls to add some sparkle and dimension. Since the tapestry was so thick, I stitched it onto the spiral binding rather than glue it to the pages of the journal. I used the pages of the journal as a background to the tapestry. Pan Pastels were used to get a smooth, graduated color and press-type letters were added on top. The type behind the tapestry reads We Are All unique Threads in the Fabric of the Universe.

The tapestry was stitched onto the spiral binding because it was too thick to glue to the journal pages. I used Pan Pastels to create a smooth background for the transfer type.

Using transfer type in your journals is a great was to add artistic text. It is available in a variety of sizes and styles from professional art supply stores.

On the next 2 pages, I continued the thread theme by scratching words and a scribble design into a bold background of oil pastels.

A thick layer of oil pastels provides a great surface for scratching designs and words.

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