Item #: j-2026
Leona
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Leona outside covers
This is a one-of-a-kind journal upcycled from a discarded book, "Leona" by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino.  On the front cover is my original acrylic painting of an imagined Leona.

I bound the 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 meaning all the pages of a book as a whole).  The book block contains four signatures (a term for groups of pages).
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open pages

I used lined paper from an overstock composition book for the pages.  I hand tore each paper to the size needed for the book cover.

 

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

hope
                quote

  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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heroine quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought 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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inside front

The paper for the inside front and back covers is a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor and pen painting.  I also use this paper to reinforce the spine.
 

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 7.25" x 5" x .75".
 
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