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{a stitched travel journal}

"And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it. It must become knowing, it must become criticism. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrased, perhaps also protesting. But don't give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers--perhaps the most intelligent of all the ones that are building your life."
Rainer Maria Rilke

front cover

a quote and journaling space

left, part of a watercolor resist painting
right, paper stamped with bubble wrap

left, paper stamped with bubble wrap
right, a piece of a watercolor painting

on the left, doodles in white rapidograph

left, a piece of a watercolor painting
right, inside back cover, looks official

covers, open, strips of all sorts of paper, including scrapbook papers + psychedelic batik cardstock

This is the most super fun project I can remember, the one where I got so so so into it that the time flew and after making two hadmade journals I still wanted to do another, but time ran out. Here's the first stitched journal, used for a travel journal on our trip to PA.

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Reader Comments (5)

I love this! I got so inspired just looking at the pages. I think I'll have to try stitching some paper!!

09.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Hill

Jordan, Thank you for saying hello! Psyched that you are going to try stitching paper. I hope you'll find it fun too!


09.29.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

Oh MY Goodness .. this is wonderful WOW.

09.30.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSasha Holloway

What an AWESOME and UNIQUE journal!! I love that I can recognize some of your work in there that you've used for background!! This will be so fun to see as it progresses!! You are so CREATIVE!!

09.30.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

LOVE IT. Want one - gonna make one!!

10.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebra Verrall

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