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Unlined Journal - Lay Flat Journal - Blue and Red Japanese Katazome Paper - handmade by Ruth Bleakley- 160 pages

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This beautiful small journal was handmade by bookbinder Ruth Bleakley. So first of all, please check out all the photos on this listing, because in September 2016 I actually got to visit the factory where this Japanese Katazome paper is made, and learn to make it myself! This Katazome paper comes straight from Japan, so it's very special.

***For those of you who say "These journals are so pretty I wouldn't want to write in them!" here are some ideas:

How about using it as a daily gratitude journal for 2017, listing 3 things you're thankful for each day? (they can big or small) Then you can look back next year and see how many nice things happened to you. It's one way that you can fight against our current culture of fear and negativity and protect yourself by training your brain to "always look on the bright side of life"

You can also use it as a prayer journal - write your prayer on one page, leaving the second blank, and then over time you can revisit your prayers and see how and if your prayers were answered, oftentimes not in the way we specifically imagined.

Food Journaling is a great way to keep track of what you're eating, and adds a level of mindfulness to your everyday life.

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Let me tell you a little bit more about the amazing paper I used to make this book: Katazome (cat-ah-zoh-meh) is the Japanese name for this special handmade paper with colorful textile patterns that first became popular in the 1800's and was used for as gift wrap in the royal court. The paper is printed with a glue stencil that washes off under hot water - every single sheet is printed and washed by hand.

Photos don't do this gorgeous book justice, as the many layers of bright and colorful paint that make up the pattern on cover give the paper a lovely dimension you can actually feel with your fingertips.

This summer I had the once in a lifetime experience of appearing on Japanese reality TV to visit the factory where I've been purchasing this paper from for the last 10 years, and I even got to make some! That's me in the photo above, putting ink onto the paper with a silk screen stencil - read all about it at : www.bit.ly/JapanShow1

This small journal is a sturdy size 4.5"x6" with dense bookboard covers that won't warp even in the most humid of climates. It contains 160 pages of gorgeous speckled creamy filler paper that I'm so excited about - it's made by a family-owned paper mill called French Paper Co. in Michigan that makes only 100% recycled papers using hydro electric power.

I'm sure you have a paper-loving friend who would enjoy this journal - or maybe you'd like to just keep it for yourself?
This beautiful small journal was handmade by bookbinder Ruth Bleakley. So first of all, please check out all the photos on this listing, because in September 2016 I actually got to visit the factory where this Japanese Katazome paper is made, and learn to make it myself! This Katazome paper comes straight from Japan, so it's very special.

***For those of you who say "These journals are so pretty I wouldn't want to write in them!" here are some ideas:

How about using it as a daily gratitude journal for 2017, listing 3 things you're thankful for each day? (they can big or small) Then you can look back next year and see how many nice things happened to you. It's one way that you can fight against our current culture of fear and negativity and protect yourself by training your brain to "always look on the bright side of life"

You can also use it as a prayer journal - write your prayer on one page, leaving the second blank, and then over time you can revisit your prayers and see how and if your prayers were answered, oftentimes not in the way we specifically imagined.

Food Journaling is a great way to keep track of what you're eating, and adds a level of mindfulness to your everyday life.

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Let me tell you a little bit more about the amazing paper I used to make this book: Katazome (cat-ah-zoh-meh) is the Japanese name for this special handmade paper with colorful textile patterns that first became popular in the 1800's and was used for as gift wrap in the royal court. The paper is printed with a glue stencil that washes off under hot water - every single sheet is printed and washed by hand.

Photos don't do this gorgeous book justice, as the many layers of bright and colorful paint that make up the pattern on cover give the paper a lovely dimension you can actually feel with your fingertips.

This summer I had the once in a lifetime experience of appearing on Japanese reality TV to visit the factory where I've been purchasing this paper from for the last 10 years, and I even got to make some! That's me in the photo above, putting ink onto the paper with a silk screen stencil - read all about it at : www.bit.ly/JapanShow1

This small journal is a sturdy size 4.5"x6" with dense bookboard covers that won't warp even in the most humid of climates. It contains 160 pages of gorgeous speckled creamy filler paper that I'm so excited about - it's made by a family-owned paper mill called French Paper Co. in Michigan that makes only 100% recycled papers using hydro electric power.

I'm sure you have a paper-loving friend who would enjoy this journal - or maybe you'd like to just keep it for yourself?

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(179)
Reviewed by kizmccabe

Reviewed by verotorres
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 3, 2018
Beautiful little journal, highly recommend!
Purple Crane Journal with Japanese Yuzen Paper - handmade by Ruth Bleakley

Reviewed by Amber Alexander
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 3, 2018
I love this journal. Beautiful cover. Lovely stitching. Shipped quicky. I will be ordering more in the future.
Goldfish Gift, Gift for a Writer, Lay Flat Journal - Handmade by Ruth Bleakley - 160 Page Unlined Journal

Reviewed by Nina Jean Rogers
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 28, 2018
Beautiful journal, can’t wait to start using it.
Unlined Journal - Lay Flat Journal - Marbled/Marbelized Gray and Gold - 160 pages - handbound by Ruth Bleakley

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Unlined Journal - Lay Flat Journal - Blue and Red Japanese Katazome Paper - handmade by Ruth Bleakley- 160 pages

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: blank unlined journal, handmade by Ruth Bleakley, lays flat when open, 160 pages, high quality recycled filler paper
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