Item #: j-2065
Fortune
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Fortune outside front and spine
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of the children's history book, "Shaw's Fortune." 
I retained only part of the title (because I can!) and part of the drawing on the front cover.  Otherwise, I took off with the notion of fortune, attaching game chips, confetti stars, craft jewels, and cutouts from playing cards and a photograph of some of my long-ago art work.  The felt circle tapes not only embellish the cover but also serve as anchors for the binding.
I bound the three signatures of blank pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches over the anchors.  These are visible on the spine.
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open
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Because this book is extra wide, the large-format sheets I used to make it resulted in full-sized pages alternating with small-width (3.5") pages; I need to fold the paper for this kind of binding.  The smaller width pages could be used for side notes or to write or draw something visible while using the adjacent two larger pages or just as another page.  (Is that clear?  Probably not.  Maybe the photo of the inside back cover will help.)


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

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


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breakfast-planning
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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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inside
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I used a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor painting to line the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.  And, ok, I went wild with play money and a found penny on the first and last full pages.
 

inside back
On the last page of the journal 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 8.5" x 11" x .7".

 
 
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