Sometimes I let myself inspired by the materials I work with, the wonderful leather texture, the sounds the paper makes when it is hand torn and folded, and my hands, without asking me, start to stitch together, engrave, paint, adding and removing, carving, sewing.. then one moment I realize the journal is ready and it's like I see it for the first time. Some other times, the concept of a book starts long before I touch any materials, and grows in my mind, day by day until one day it's finished, and all I need to do is find the materials that match my vision and using traditional methods, I make it come true. Funny thing, this creative process, how each journal has its own way of appearing into this world.
leather: Italian top grain thick leather.
decorating technique: engraving, aging
closing system: leather stripe that fastens on the back of the journal.
paper: writing paper, each sheet was individually hand stamped.
pages: 280, counting both sides, hand torn (deckled edges)
size: 6.3 x 4.7 inches (16 x 12 cm)
~~~ Part of my earnings will be donated to World Food Programme, by purchasing this journal you will help providing the food for one day for a mother and her child in Africa. ~~~