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The Lost Moleskine

MoleskineMy son and I were at home, after the mall had closed before I realized the Moleskine was gone.

Checked all of my pockets twice, and the car, nowhere to be found. Emptiness in the pit of my stomach.

Ok, so it's only a sketchbook — not the end of the world, right? But it held many personal pieces of artwork, some of which were scanned but several that weren't. It's now that I realize how one of a kind that little sketchbook really was.

Yes, I can buy another to replace it, and I can even create new sketches in a new book... but those sketches I've now lost are irreplaceable.

Tomorrow I'll call the mall and the stores we visited tonight, hoping someone would have found it and turned it in. I'm glad I took the time to fill out the owner's page, compete with a reward for recovery. I'm just hoping this bit of information will guide the sketchbook back to me.

I'm giving up coffee for lent — never thought I'd be giving up my sketchbook.

Update: Today I called the mall and stores we visited, then went to the mall to retrace my steps, but no such luck — yet. Planning to call again later today. Good thing I left some business cards in the back pocket.

Reader Comments (7)

Mike, what bad news! I do hope that you manage to retrieve it. At least you can take comfort from the fact that it's the sort of thing that is of obviously of personal value to the owner, so that might encourage the finder to hand it in, rather than ignore it or toss it. Best of luck in your search.
February 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNeal Dench
Thanks for the encouraging words Neal. I too think once someone opens it up they'll realize it's pretty personal and probably contact me. Unfortunately, if it was found in the mall and turned it, it just takes time to get from point A to point b � so I have to be patient.
March 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
I have just stepped into the blog stream, and am making attempts to setup a space. I found you while googling for art and desiqn blogs. Enjoyed the visit and all your helpful links.

March 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCathie
Fingers crossed it returns:)
March 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterShaun
Cathie, thanks for stoppng by!

Shaun, thanks for the well wishes. No news yet.
March 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Hi Mike

Any news yet?
March 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNeal Dench
No news yet. Need to recall everyone and see if it's turned up... but I'm growing less optimistic. Oh well.
March 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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