Item #: j-2063
Cyr Readers, Book Four
Price: $42 (includes tax)
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Cyr Readers outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of the textbook "The Cyr Readers, Book Four." 
I retained the ornate cover of the original book as is, embellishing it only with two satin ribbons which serve as anchors for the binding.
I bound the four signatures of blank pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches over the anchors.  These are visible on the spine.
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open
                pages
The pages of the journal are hand torn from notebook paper along a straight-edge ruler to the size of the cover.

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

reading quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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troubled people quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.


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they-see 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 a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor, marker, and pen mandala drawing to line the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page of the journal 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 7.25" x 5.4" x .8".

 
 
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