08 BLOOM - hand-bound artist's sketchbook

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08 BLOOM - hand-bound artist's sketchbook

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Handmade item

BLOOM is, like the rest of its compatriots, made from a vintage Reader’s Digest Condensed book, repurposed to house your creative expression. I literally made these initially for myself, in fact, so they’re made to my weirdly exacting requirements. (Must be good for watercolor, must be not too “perfect” or I’ll never work in them, must have paper that doesn’t make me rip my hair out….)

There are 48 pages of hot press, Fabriano watercolor paper, hand bound in a decorative stitch over fabric book tape, using various colors of waxed linen bookbinding thread. The pages are thick, over 300gsm, and will take just about any media you throw at it, wet or dry. (I picked the hot press so you can also write on it in addition to your artistic creations.)

It’s just over 5” x 7.5”, so it’s a convenient size for carrying with you OR working in the studio.

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Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–3 business days.
From United States
No returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. See return policy


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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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All sales are final, unless the post office gremlins decided to play field hockey with your stuff. Get in touch with me if that happens and I'll do my best to make you as happy as I can.

Shipping policies

At this time, I can only ship physical items to the domestic USA. (Leaving the house to go to the post office requires pants, and I'm boycotting pants. Because pants.) Luckily, some of what's here is digital, so shipping won't be much of an issue, no matter where you live. <3