Item #: j-2047
1963 Yearbook
Price: $49 (includes tax)
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1963 outside front cover
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded 1963 encyclopedia year book.
I attached images from the original book to the cover.  You may recognize the capsule John Glenn used to orbit the earth, President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Gleason, and the Seattle space needle.
I bound the seven signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the book cover with gold metallic thread using long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over the ribbon anchors.
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open pages
The pages of the journal are made from "water-stressed" paper.  To water stress I hand tear each page along a straight edge and then dip it in acrylic-colored water for a few minutes.  I then hang it on a folding clothes rack to dry.  I like not only the look of water stressing but also the sound and feel when I write on it.  A multi-sensory experience!

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hotel-improvements quote
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

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                Side Story quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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pace-of-events quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.


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war? quote
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal.
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inside
                front
I used the cover paper from the original book to line the inside of the front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark. 

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bookmark
I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.75".

 
 
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