This book contains 120 pages (counting both sides)- some printed with vintage designs , and the rest hand stamped, painted , distressed and decorated by me. All pages are of high quality recycled paper of 240 gsm, in a very beautiful creamy tone, that makes it look old. It is also acid free, chlorine free and suitable for photos.
It has a metal chain closure, that gives the book enough space to expand but prevents it from staying open. The spine is also decorated with a cluster of hanged metal embellishments. The front cover features a raised paper compass and a metal one, as well as a metal tag saying "live in the moment". The covers have many layers of specialty mediums, patinas and paints to resemble old wood and achieve its texture and worn look. The finish has been made with several layers of ecological varnishes, to protect the artwork and ensure the vitality of colors for many years to come. It is bound using strong 3-ply Crawford's Irish linen thread. Its size is 17,5 x 25cm ( 7 x 10 inches).
It is a perfect journal for a field trip, a road trip, a Paris vacation, a trip to Africa or a journey to your soul. It is also a great gift . It can be used as a memoir, a diary, a photo album, or a special heirloom journal where you will tell the story of your life for the generations to come. It is a unique and special book.
When I travel, I always keep a travel journal. During my trip, I keep always with me, a little bag that contains my journal, a pen and a glue, so I miss nothing. After many trips, I have observed that it is easier to record facts, observations and feelings as they happen. Every time I had gathered the photos, to make the book upon return, they remained in the "future projects" box. Even if I managed to make the book, it was missing the highlights - small details that were not crucial to the trip but gave meaning to the whole adventure. The last few years, I keep a journal with me and spend about 20 minutes a day to keep it up to date. When I return home, I have my book completed, my memories on the shelf, and I am ready to go on.