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Stormy Skies

Turbulent clouds materialize, the color of cotton and slate, the previously sunny landscape of sand and sea quickly turns to dusk.
Rain begins slashing, falling from the sky at a slant, hitting the light sand; dark drops leaving tiny, shadowy craters upon impact.
Fervent wind thrashes the whirling clouds until there is a slight fissure. The setting sun is visible for one second; ruby red between curtains of darkening cloud.
As you watch, the scene blurs, droplets of water and mist obscure your view; a deafening crack, a jagged streak of lightning splits the sky, a splinter of white remaining in your mind’s eye.

This is an authentic leather journal, handmade in the heart of Colorado.

Measuring approximately 6.5 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide and 2.25 inches thick, this journal is the perfect size to fit in your handbag or backpack, but is still large enough to be useable.

The interior of this journal is filled with 144 pages (72 sheets) of heavyweight, 100% cotton, French made paper. It is a light, stormy grey color and has a wonderful velvety feel to it. The pages are artfully hand-torn which adds a feathery, natural feel to the sides of the paper block. The paper is also unlined and sturdy enough to stand up to watercolor and takes ink beautifully.

Each signature is wrapped in handmade eco-friendly marbled paper from Bangladesh. This creates a feel of chapters or separation every sixteen pages. The paper is a beautiful fresh cream color with marbled ribbons of blue sky, threads of stormy silver and a hint of ruby red, all with an iridescent sheen. Each of the 18 pages have a different and unique marbling.

The pages are hand-stitched to the cover with two waxed linen thread, one is a slate blue, the other a creamy white.

The edge of the leather flap is angled and irregular with the raw edge of the leather. The flap also envelops the paper and is held in place with a leather strap that encircles the book twice and tucks in the front to secure your pages during your adventures.

The cover is made with an incredibly soft stoned oiled leather in a wet sand color. The surface easily retains scratches, but just as easily can be buffed smooth with your hand, or a soft cloth with a little heat from the friction. This gives it wonderful character.

This journal will arrive nicely packaged, ready to be gifted to a loved one, or waiting to be unwrapped by you. It will be the perfect companion for all of your travels and adventures. This journal will serve you well for years to come!

A message about the Handmade Paper from Bangladesh:
"This marbled paper is made by rural women cooperatives in Bangladesh, working to provide for their families... Fair Trade Certified. Each sheet is eco-friendly in that it is made from 100% post-consumer waste, and/or local, natural sustainable fibers."

Frequently asked questions about TheRootlessSpruce

All items will arrive gift wrapped, ready to be given to a loved one (or to yourself!).

Reserved for Robbin, Stormy Skies, Handmade, Leather Travel Journal, Sketchbook, Notepad with Intricate Spine Detail 6.5" x 5.5" x 2.25"


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Stoned Oiled Leather, French Made Cotton Watercolor Paper, Waxed Linen Thread, Handmade Marble Paper from Bangladesh
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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