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« on: February 18, 2010 08:57:35 AM »

I made this journal for a poet I know named Dolphin who runs a spiritual retreat up in the northern California mountains.  Because he spends the winter snowed in, I figured he needed a book to write in over those cold months. 

I used a vintage hardcover grammar book that had a beautiful cover but whose pages were damaged.  I removed the pages.  I bound multiple signatures in a variety of papers, some tea dyed and some handmade and glued them in the cover using the hardcover method. 

I altered the cover to hide the former book title using some handmade paper and tiny pressed leaves:

The spine:

Tiny envelope with a note in the front cover:

I wish I had more photos of the pages; I also included an attached ribbon bookmark.

One last photo:

Thanks for looking!  I appreciate any comments.

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 09:10:28 AM »

That's incredibly beautiful- he must have loved it so much!
I love the way you covered the original book title.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 10:12:08 AM »

This is a beautiful recon. Heck, I really want one now! You did a beautiful job. :3

« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010 12:42:34 PM »

Wow, that turned out SO amazing! He must love it. the book cover is such a pretty color. I must try this for myself...

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010 05:42:26 PM »

what a great gift! I love the tiny little leaves

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