The middle tablet in this photo was one of my first ever Rhodia pads. I bought it after learning that someone I’d admired always had one tucked in their back pocket- and I guess I’d hoped that some of his artistic mojo would rub off on me if I implemented one of his favorite tools…
Though that pad was at the bottom of my purse for at least a year, it didn’t see a lot of use mainly because I didn’t really like writing on graph paper. (At the time, my local Blick only carried Rhodia in graph form.) To me, all those lines seemed suitable only for very specific list making, and I was just never able to warm up to it. I am now happy as a clam to use Rhodia in its plain and lined formats, but I still wonder if I can find a unique way to use the graph pads.
I recently saw an e-mail from a Rhodia fan that said they liked to use the graph paper as a way to improve their handwriting and while I myself am not so worried about that, (I kind of like my chicken scratch) I thought that it might be good to use for practicing calligraphy with a dip pen or other calligraphic tools.
If you use your graph pads for a specific purpose, I’d love to hear about it – and I just may even do a future blog post about it.