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Behavior of Man
                  front spine

This is a one-of-a-kind journal upcycled from a used psychology textbook, "The Behavior of Man."  (Although this is a textbook, the title captured my interest and that's all that's important for this kind of journal making!)  I embellished the graphics on the cover with the sculpture I did of a human face.  Rather than beautiful necessarily I was after interesting features!

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Behavior of Man
                  inside pages

The pages of the journal are a linen-textured, cardstock-weight paper, which will resist bleed through from ink or marker use.  I have hand torn each page to fit the size of the book.

I bound the pages into the book cover using a cross-variant of long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over ribbons, which serve to anchor the cover to the book block (a term which means all the pages of a book as a whole).  The book block contains eight signatures (a term for groups of pages). 

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                  trivial problems quote

I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on some of the pages.
These can be used as writing or art-inspiring prompts.
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                definition quote

  Writers/Artists may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
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Behavior of Man specific
                understanding quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.

(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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Behavior of Man sculpture close

The sculpture on the front cover is made from paper clay and covered with acrylic paint (and, I might add, is neither male nor female).

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                  inside front

The paper for the inside front and back covers is a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor ink painting.  I also use this paper to reinforce the spine.

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Behavior of Man
                  inside back

On the inside back cover 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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I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 9.25" x 8.25" x 1.5".