Item #: j-2049
Federal Tax Course
Price: $45 (includes tax)
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Federal Tax Course outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded textbook, "Federal Tax Course" (1965).
I used acrylic paint to embellish the cover as well as purple grosgrain ribbon.  The ribbon also anchors the stitching that binds the inside blank pages to the journal.  I used a decorative variant of long and kettle stitching visible on the journal spine.
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open pages
The pages of the journal are made from "water-stressed" paper.  To water stress I hand tear each page along a straight edge and then dip it in acrylic-colored water for a few minutes.  I then hang the page on a folding clothes rack to dry.  I like not only the look of water stressing but also the sound and feel when I write on it.  A multi-sensory experience!

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

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


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special-problems
                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 pages from the original book to line the front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page 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 9.5" x 6.75" x 1.75".

 
 
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