I love these notebooks and have done all of my "Miss Em" drawings in them. I like the separating pages of drawing paper and I like the watercolor paper in here, just enough tooth to make line drawing a tiny bit squiggley but not enough to make major bumps. But I don't really like their black plain cover. So I made my own cover.
I removed those black squiggley holder things and actually took more than one books worth of paper to put into a new book. I covered the inside and outside of the black notebook with a combination of homemade paper and store bought paper
This one has a sort of purply and tan color, it's a paste paper and if you look clearly, you can see images of a cat stamped into the wet colored paste.
I used another hand made paper for the inside - can't remember how this one was created. I had Tony drill three holes so that I could figure out how to secure the whole thing - right now I'm using the 1.5 inch holder..I also tried covering the binders with cloth - but that didn't work well.
This one you've seen, but the whole book is now filled with Miss Em and sometimes Mr. T.
And this is how fat it's gotten, there are lots of stories in this book.
I started two more covers, and plan on keeping them open and closed with the book ring binders - unless someone else has a good idea.