Item #: j-2041
The Divine Comedy
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Divine Comedy outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri.
I embellished the front cover with my original sculpture of a human face.  The sculpture is made from paper clay and painted with gold acrylic paint.  I made the frame by covering a cut-out piece of foam board with pages from the original book and painting it with acrylics.
I bound the six signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the book cover using gold metallic thread in a cross variant of long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine.
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                pages The pages of the journal are made from gold-colored, marbled paper hand torn to the size of the cover.

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

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


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distrust 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 and ink painting on the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

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

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 6.75" x 4.25" x .8".

 
 
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