Item #: j-2018
The Princess and the Pauper
Price: $41 (includes tax)
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                  Pauper front

This is a one-of-a-kind journal made from a rescued copy of "The Princess and the Pauper" by Gwen Davis.

I attached an old photograph of unknown children to the cover.  I thought they well might be a princess and a disgruntled little boy, if not exactly a pauper.

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                  Pauper outside covers
The pages of the journal are made from light-blue, cardstock-weight paper, which will resist bleed through from ink or marker use.

I bound the pages into the book cover using long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over the ribbons, which serve to anchor the cover to the book block (a term which means all the pages of a book as a whole).  The book block contains five signatures (a term for groups of pages). 
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I include out-of-context quotes on some of the pages to be used as writing or art-inspiring prompts.  (I must say while looking for quotes I was tricked into reading the whole book cover to cover.  I can't claim to be a literary critic but it kept me turning pages!)
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  Writers/Artists may find the spark for an idea in the quote. 
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Princess and Pauper love quote

They may find they are inclined to agree or disagree.
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Princess and Pauper happiness

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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                  Pauper inside front

The paper for the inside front and back covers is a copy onto cardstock of my original watercolor painting.  This also serves to reinforce the spine of the book.

Princess and
                  Pauper inside back

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

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 8.5" x 5.5" x 1.2".

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