One for the Money
Item #: j-2106

Price: $34 (includes tax)
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outside covers
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This is a one-of-a-kind journal made from a discarded copy of One for the Money by Janet Lambert, copyright 1946.
I embellished the cover with a Monopoly one dollar bill, my hand drawn numerals, and woven ribbon, which also anchors the binding stitches.
I bound the four signatures (groups of pages folded together) to the book cover using long and kettle stitches, visible on the spine.

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inside pages
The pages of the journal are marbled-gold parchment.
I have hand torn each page to size it to the book cover.
On some of the pages I include out-of-context quotes from the original book for use as writing prompts.

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  For instance, I open the journal with this quote on the first page. 
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  Writers may expound on whether or how they agree or disagree with a quote.
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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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The paper for the inside front and back covers, also used to reinforce the spine, are from pages of the original book text.
On the inside back cover is my unique signature medallion, which also states the year I made the journal.
The "bead" at the end of the ribbon bookmark is a miniature representation of a vintage penny.
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I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.
Dimensions of the journal are approximately 8.25" x 5.5" x .9".