Well January is finished and so is the journal of daily drawings that I made for the month. I really like the book I used, The art of watercolor, 180 gsm A5, 5.75″ X 8.50″. It took a pretty wet watercolor wash with little to no buckling and the paper was thick enough to prevent show through of dark colors. The only draw back to working in it was being limited to one type of paper and format, although I did like being able to make two page spreads across the gutter. I think this month I’ll just do maybe a drawing or so a week in a journal so I can use other papers for the rest of the time. I did todays drawing in a new journal, the Venezia by Fabriano 90lbs , 6″ X 9″. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite fit onto my scanner. I’ve run into this problem before and am thinking of researching a new scanner since mine is ancient anyways….. Any recs for a larger format scanner? The good thing about mine is that as a flatbed, it tucks away into the computer keyboard slide out tray of the rolltop desk where I let my laptop and printer rest. I can pull it out to scan and then tuck it out of the way when i’m finished. Do they even make flatbeds anymore? R1’s new set up is a big cube shaped all-in-one.