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Images of a
                  Vibrant Life front with pains

This is a one-of-a-kind journal made from a discarded copy of "LBJ: Images of a Vibrant Life," published by the Friends of the LBJ Library.

On the front cover is my signed original watercolor painting.  I have applied a varnish to it so it will resist casual water damage.
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Images of a
                  Vibrant Life outside covers
The pages of the journal are 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

I bound the pages into the book cover using a wheat-variant 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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The paper length was such that when I folded it to make signatures I ended up with one full width and one "short" width page.  Artists may choose to use the short width for supporting studies and notes or for entirely new compositions.
 

I include out-of-context quotes on some of the pages to be used as painting prompts.


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                quote

  Artists may find the spark for an idea or motivation in the quote. 
 
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Images of a Vibrant Life
                neighborhood quote

They may find they are inclined to agree or disagree.
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Images of a Vibrant Life
                forgotten quote

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

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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                  Vibrant Life inside front cover

The paper for the inside front and back covers are copies onto cardstock of my original watercolor and acrylic and pen paintings.  I also use this paper to reinforce the spine of the book.

The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark.
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Images of a
                  Vibrant Life inside back cover

  On the inside back cover is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book. 


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I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.


Dimensions of the journal are approximately 11.2" x 8.5" x 1".

Oh dear, I see I made a mistake on the bookmark.  The cover paper is of my own design and not pages from the original book.  I will correct it on the delivered bookmark.  (So much for trying to save time by cutting and pasting!  Sorry.)