This handmade journal is an exquisite choice for preserving your thoughts and dreams in something that is sure to become a prized possession. The book is part of a limited edition of twenty-four and is signed by the artist (that’s me!).
- Book size: 9 ¾” x 6 ½”
- Usable page size: 9 ½” x 5 ¼”
- Pages: 64 hand-torn pages (128 front and back)
This book has both a dramatic and a sophisticated feel. The cover paper of this journal was hand silk-screened in Japan and is known as Yuzen or Chiyogami. In Japanese culture, the chrysanthemum is seen as a symbol of the sun. Traditionally, a single chrysanthemum petal placed at the bottom of a glass of wine encourages a long and healthy life. A Chinese philosopher once said, “If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow chrysanthemums.”
The spine is covered in a black mohair bookcloth imported from Japan and is bound with a ¼” black double-faced satin ribbon. Tucked into the ribbon is a pair of lacquered chopsticks, providing the cherry on top of this journal “sundae”. The tops of the chopsticks are embellished with gold flowers which coordinate perfectly with the cover paper.
The pages are made of a 100% recycled text-weight paper containing 30% post consumer content. And if that isn’t eco-friendly enough for you, the paper was manufactured by a family-owned paper mill using 100% hydroelectric power. The paper is smooth with small visible flecks which add to its earthy, yet contemporary feel.
This journal was handcrafted using traditional bookbinding techniques and is meant to last a lifetime. All of my books are made using only the finest acid-free and archival materials. Your story is waiting to be told and you deserve a book that will become a treasured heirloom.