Item #: j-2082
Babies in Birdland

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Front Cover
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of a 1911 book by L. Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz series.
I embellished the ornate front cover with a pink and white polka dot ribbon which also serves as anchors for the stitches holding the blank pages to the cover.

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Spine
                view
I bound the five signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine.



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open book top view
The pages of the journal are made from gold-colored, marbled paper hand torn along a straight and variegated edge to the size of the cover.
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

one
                thing or the other quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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fairy
                land quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.


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inside back cover
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal.

On the last page of the journal is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
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inside
                front cover
I used a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor and painting on the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.

The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark.   

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

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 9" x 6.5" x 1.2".

 
 
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