Item #: j-2037
Nicholas Nickleby
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Nicholas Nickleby front cover and spine
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded, damaged Franklin Edition of Charles Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby."
I preserved the original decorative cover as I found it but added decorative ribbon to anchor the new, blank pages on the inside to the cover.
I bound the six 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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open pages
The pages of the journal are made from "water-stressed" paper.  To water stress I hand tear each page to the size of the book cover 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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open pages from top I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

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


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uneasy mind 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 a copy onto cardstock of my original paint, marker, and pen mandala drawing on the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the drawing and on the last page are my unique signature medallions, which also indicates the year I made the drawing and the book respectively.
Because the title page of the book had no copyright date, I included an inscription from the original book with a date of 1898.
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" x 5.5" x 1.25".

 
 
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