I made this journal to take with me on my recent trip to Henley-on-Thames, UK. The pages are good drawing paper in white, cream, fawn, and natural. The idea was to sketch the beautiful things I knew I would see in this book.
The covers are book board (a thin masonite type material) painted with acrylics. After they were painted, I glued them to a piece of gesso-d and painted floor canvas. I left a canvas spine of about 1″ width so I could sew the signatures in.
The satin ribbons for bookmark and closing ties I secured between the book board covers and the canvas when I glued them together.
It’s a nice, substantial feeling journal. But I got the feeling that it was “too good” to sketch in, so, after its travels from California, to England, and back, it remains sadly empty. I will need to rectify this!
PS “Arth” means bear in Gaelic.