Item #: j-203
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Emma - outside cover
This is a one-of-a-kind journal made from a used commercial reprint of Jane Austen's book "Emma."

I bound blank 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 six signatures (a term for groups of pages).  

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Jane Austen painting

  On the front cover is my original acrylic painting of Jane Austen.  My inspiration for the painting is the one and only portrait ever done of the author, a rough sketch made by her sister. 


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I have included out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.

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Writers may use the quotes as writing prompts for inspiration or reflection,

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 As points of agreement or disagreement, or simply as places to begin a meandering thought journey.


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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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Emma - inside front cover

Paper on the inside front and back covers is a copy onto card stock of my own original watercolor painting.
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On the inside back cover is my unique signature medallion, which also shows 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 6.25" x 1.4".