SlowArtStudio's Shop Announcement

I'm Brenna Jael and I love to draw and color with ink. The quality of the paper I use for this really matters to me! That's why I started making sketchbooks and journals using old, 'throwaway' vintage book covers (combined with amazing papers) in 2010, and why I still do.

Each book is hand made and hand stitched, one at a time.
I love to employ a variety of binding styles, including 'traditional European' Case Bindings, Coptic stitching, Longstitch variations and some things I may have made up. The quality of the materials is what inspires me most.

I recycle books being thrown out by 3 local libraries, plus our local recycling center, which means that the titles that come into the studio are quite random...which I love!
However, I'm happy to convert any book into your dream journal and customers often mail favorite books to me....
I get some of my best ideas from collaborating with YOU.
If you don't see what you're envisioning after looking through my shop, feel free to contact me about custom projects.

My main focus is the PAPER! who wants to write and draw on crappy paper? Not me.

See individual listings for more information. Do your research. If you want something made with a specific type of paper, please ask! I'm always up for learning more.

Shipping is 'media mail' unless otherwise requested, or in the case of a multiple order, may be first class or priority. I always provide a tracking number when possible.
Each package is wrapped up with care. Tell me your deadline, and I will work with you as much as I can!

All proceeds go towards the Slow Art Studio & Bindery on Lopez Island, where I'm recycling old books and making art, and helping other people make books and art, too. Spread the creative love!

Check out my website featuring a complete portfolio of original hand painted signs, Kuntri Gurl Comix, pen & ink art and more!
Or better yet, visit Lopez Island, visit my studio, and I'll tell you the best spots to go in the amazing San Juan Islands.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.