This handmade journal is dashing with its dramatic color and exotic texture – black is the new black! It’s a perfect 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 ten and is signed by the artist (that’s me!).
- Book size: 5” x 4 7/8”
- Usable page size: 4 ¾” x 4 ¾”
- Pages: 64 hand-torn pages (128 front and back)
This book has both a sophisticated and seductive feel. The shiny embossed paper on the cover of this journal mimics the texture of snake patent leather (no animals were harmed in the making of this journal). The color black is rich in meaning and symbolizes strength, mystery, elegance, wealth, honor, and prestige. In Feng Shui, black is seen as a water element color and it holds the energy of power and protection.
Georgia O’Keeffe said it best – “There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it.”
*** With your purchase, you will receive a gel pen in your choice of gold, silver, or white – perfect for writing on the fabulous colored pages! ***
The binding used is an exposed-stitch binding called the Coptic stitch. This ancient Egyptian binding allows the pages to lay completely flat, which makes for ease of use. The red Irish waxed linen thread used in the binding adds to the drama of this book, which helps to create a binding that’s not only functional, but also attractive.
The vibrant paper used for the pages was manufactured by a sixth-generation, family-owned paper mill using hydroelectric energy. This 70 lb. text-weight paper has a nice, smooth surface that takes pen, pencil, and other media well.
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.