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Electron in
                  Electronics front with paints

This is a one-of-a-kind watercolor journal upcycled from, believe it or not, a used, discarded, probably mostly outdated technical book, "The Electron in Electronics."  (Yes, indeed, in a past life I worked for a computer company, as an engineer no less!) 

I covered the book covers inside and out with pages from another book, as you might guess.  I then used markers to have fun drawing stars.  For some reason, electrons make me think of outer space, hence stars.  I varnished the cover to resist casual water damage.

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Electron in
                  Electronics covers

The pages of the journal are 140 lb., cold-press watercolor paper.  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 four signatures (a term for groups of pages). 

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                  Electronics pages

I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on some of the pages.

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These can be used as art-inspiring prompts.

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Electron in Electronics mixture

Artists may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
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Electron in Electronics roaming

Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.

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                  Electronics publication info

Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information near the end of the journal.
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Electron in
                  Electronics inside back

Over the inside front and back covers I have glued additional watercolor paper so the artist may further enhance the 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 ribbon bookmark with two star buttons.
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I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 8.75" x 5.5" x 1.25".

Oh, look, I made a couple of errors on this bookmark.  Pages on the inside and outside of the covers are not from this original book but from another upcycled book journal.  I know what it is, too, "Marriage and the Family Experience," which at this writing (June 24, 2020) has not yet been put on the shop shelves.  I will correct the bookmark delivered with the journal.