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Famous Poems
                  outside covers

This is a one-of-a-kind journal made from an obviously battered and rescued copy of the 1931 "Book of Famous Poems," compiled by Marjorie Barrows.

I used a polka dotted black grosgrain ribbon as the only added embellishment for the cover.  Note the tiny semitransparent silver flowers on the original cover.

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Famous Poems
The pages of the journal are a marbled light blue, 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 long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over the 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 three signatures (a term for groups of pages). 
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I include out-of-context quotes on some of the pages to be used as writing/poetry or art-inspiring prompts.  These are all pieces of poetry, many I'm sure familiar.  For each I give the poem and the author.

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  Writers/Artists may agree or disagree with something in the quote. 
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Famous Poems Luve quote

They may find it triggers memories.
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Famous Poems tongue could utter

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

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 cover

The paper for the inside front and back covers is a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor painting.  This also serves to reinforce the spine and is visible on the outside of the journal.

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                  inside back cover

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 7.5" x 5" x .6".