Item #: j-2066
A Shropshire Lad
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Shropshire_Lad outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded 1928 copy of "A Shropshire Lad" by A.E. Housman.
I retained the original decorative cover only attaching vintage embroidered ribbons, which not only embellish the cover but also serve as anchors for the binding.
I bound the three signatures of blank pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches over the anchors.  These are visible on the spine.
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open
                pages
The paper for the pages is watermarked parchment, which I hand tore to the size of the cover.  It's an amazing sensory experience to softly stroke these pages, trust me.


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

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


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begin-again 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 watercolor painting to line the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine. 

inside back
On the last page of the journal 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 4.75" x .75".

 
 
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