I've been debating for weeks about whether or not to buy a Moleskine journal. Finally, this weekend I did. This one is a "Large Sketchbook" version--the pages are hardier and stand up to paint and gel medium, which is what I wanted. I also like how the pages flatten out so that I can do spreads across the two pages. I told Darvin that for now I'm just "flexing my muscles," trying to get some paint and paper working together to create SOMETHING.