Hobonichi: My very own Techo!
As I said in my previous post, I've been waiting patiently for my own Hobonichi Techo in the mail. Well, it arrived on the 4th and I couldn't be happier! It is a quality product that is both nice to look at and effective in it's purpose. I thought I would come back to post my first few entries, as well as what I've learned so far.
The paper is thick and nice to write or draw on, but markers will bleed through it. As I learned the hard way. Sharpie pens and gel pens work fine. Sharpie markers and Bic markers bleed through. I'm in the process of testing some other types of pens, and I'll report back with the results.
Ink takes a long time to dry. I usually give pens a few seconds to dry, especially sharpie pens. Even so, I managed to smudge and smear a few things. It seems to take an unusually long amount of time for ink to dry on the Hobonichi paper. Today was my third day, and I've adjusted easily enough, but it's something to be aware of.
It takes longer to write and draw each entry than I thought it would, but it's also a lot more fun. I've really been enjoying myself and I'm so glad that I decided to get one. It's a way of expressing my thoughts and feelings while also channeling my creative side, and it's really satisfying.