Carmel-by-the-Sea Notebook

The first in a series of Carmel-by-the-Sea Notebooks is published! It is like taking a walk through California’s storybook town, Carmel. Explore streets, passageways, shops, interesting locations and unique signs.

Cover of Carmel-by-the-Sea Notebook

There are 80 lines pages with an illustration and bits of interest or history, they are blank on the back. The book can be used as a notebook, journal, recording your Carmel travels or guide.

Available at the following stores in Carmel and also online.

  • Pilgrim’s Way Book Store, Dolores St. between 5th and 6th
  • Whittakers, Ocean Ave. between San Carlos and Dolores
  • The Soiled Doves Bath House, Dolores between Ocean and 7th
  • Thinker Toys, San Carlos St. and 7th Ave.
  • Wittpenn’s Antiques, San Carlos St. between 7th and 8th


Carmel-by-the-Sea Notebook Coming Soon

Jan has been working on lots of small illustrations for a Carmel-by-the-Sea Notebook that is coming soon.

We’ve made a few trips to Carmel to photograph places and things that will be drawn and featured. He is getting close to being finished.

Donna and Jan by The Valentine Statue

Above we are seated on the bench with the bronze sculpture titled The Valentine. It is an expression of lasting love. Look closely and in her hand on her lap she is holding a heart Valentine. You can find the bench at the NW corner of Lincoln and 6th Ave.

Below is a sample of three pages that will be in the new book. Yes, The Valentine statue will be included. Most of the pages in the notebook will be lined but some people have suggested having a few blank pages for drawing. Locations will be listed so people will know where to find the scene.

Sample Pages for Notebook
Jan is nearing the end of the drawings and we will be making one last trip to Carmel soon for some final photographs.

We have been invited to tour a private home that is very unusual and has a lot of history. Can’t wait to tell you about it!

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