Why is this piece of not so well known mythology so special to me? Because this vampire was born in the heart of Istria (Croatia), not too far away from where I was born. He was born in 1672, died in 1656 and, according to many witnesses, returned as a vampire and harassed the villagers of Kringa (including his widow) for 16 long years.
This event was written down in Johan Weikard Valvasor's book "The Glory of Kranjska Dukedom" from 1689, which made Jure Grando the first vampire ever to be mentioned in literature.
The journal is a mixture of goth and vintage elements. Each page is designed by me, handcrafted from high quality card stock (which makes it pretty sturdy) and inked for that special aged flair. The cover is featuring a graphic of Jure Grando from the above mentioned book. At the end of the journal you will find the legend about him exactly how it was written down by Valvasor.
This journal or scrapbook comes with matching pockets and tags, and it would be a great place to store your Halloween pictures and memories in. It would also make a great gift to any vampire/goth fan out there or a Halloween guest book.
Measures: 5 1/4" x 8"
Processing time for my art journals is 2 weeks at this point, which means they will be shipped 2 weeks after the payment has been cleared. These journals are made to order and very time consuming. In order to make sure you receive the best quality product, I am not able to do rushed orders when it comes to my art journals. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
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