Item #: j-2036
A New Name
Price: $38 (includes tax)
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This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded 1926 novel, "A New Name."
I attached a copy of a vintage photograph to the cover, thinking these children look like they may have come through Ellis Island where names were often changed intentionally or not for immigrants.  I added decorative ribbon to anchor the new, blank pages on the inside to the cover.
I bound the five signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the book cover using  long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine.
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The pages of the journal are made from "water-stressed" paper.  To water stress I hand tear each page and then dip it in acrylic-colored water for a few minutes.  I then hang it 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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incredible quote
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

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


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needed 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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I used a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor painting on the inside 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 7.5" x 5" x 1.25".

 
 
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