Here's one of four sketchbooks I made for Mom for her trip to Italy in a few weeks. She wanted to be able to paint in a more portable medium, so we hacked large sheets of water color paper and coptic bound them in 4 small books. They all open flat and come with a thin elastic band that can hold the book closed as well as a pencil for drawing. The covers were cut up from a vintage children's encyclopedia set. Cute, no?