Item #: j-2042
Wisdom and Destiny
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Wisdom and Destiny outside front cover
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded copy of the 1910 philosophy book, "Wisdom and Destiny."
I embellished the the ornate, embossed front cover with a vintage photograph of an unnamed baby.  The grosgrain ribbon not only embellishes the cover but serves as anchors for the stitches which hold the blank pages to the cover.
I bound the six signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the 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 gold-colored, marbled paper hand torn to the size of the cover.

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

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


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craving for good 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 and ink painting on 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 7.75" x 5.25" x 1.25".

 
 
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