Labor Day is fast approaching, and with it, the end of the pages I allocated for my Summer Fieldbook. For fall, I wanted a slightly more gothic tone, something to encompass crunchy leaves and cooler weather and Halloween. This Fieldbook runs from Labor Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend, and contains short fiction by H.P. Lovecraft, Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky”, and several images of anatomy and mollusks.
I’ve been keeping a daily activity log for almost a year now, and over the summer I found that having a notebook dedicated to this practice helped me stay more motivated. I also realized, through using the Summer Fieldbook, that really part of the book’s function is to be a point of inspiration throughout the season, something that will encourage me to note what’s grabbing my interest, what topics I want to pursue. So the fall edition is geared slightly less toward planning and more toward noticing things, and having a space to an ongoing record.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, your very own Fall Fieldbook can be purchased through Lulu. Let me know if you try it, or if you have comments on the summer edition fieldbook. I’m interested in hearing how other people make use of it, and how personal record-keeping fits into the rest of what you do.