Item #: j-2030
Persuasion
Price: $39 (includes tax)
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Persuasion outside covers

This compact little journal, measuring approximately 6.25" x 3.8" x .9", is perfect for carrying along wherever you may be headed.  It feels wonderful when I hold it in my hand as well, just right.
It is one of a kind, upcycled from an overstock copy of "Persuasion" by Jane Austen.
I embellished the cover with a piece of discarded lace and part of a discarded stickpin.
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open pages

The pages of the journal are made from gold, marbled paper hand torn to the size of the cover. 

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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happiness quote

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

marry quote

  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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feelilngs 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

I used a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor pencil painting on the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back

On the inside of the back cover is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
The journal has an attached ribbon bookmark with a bead from a discarded necklace. 

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bookmark


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


 
 
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