This nature inspired blue leather journal is hand-bound, tooled, dyed and painted with a stunning dragonfly design. It has black leather binding and a simple tie closure. The paper is high quality, heavyweight, acid-free, mixed media art paper. The paper has a natural white colour, a medium tooth, and is excellent for pencils, coloured pencils, and charcoal, as well as pen-and-ink, markers, oil pastels, and most wet media.
Our journals are slow-made in Canada, meaning they are made by hand, by us. We offer a range of colours and styles, each journal is truly unique.
These journals can be used in a traditional way - to explore thoughts and emotions, cultivate gratitude, make plans, track goals, remember your travels, and to express yourself artistically. There are many other special ways to use these journals - our customers have used them as photo albums, guestbooks for weddings or memorials, as well as guestbooks for cabins and vacation rentals. They are also used to commemorate graduation and for traditional wedding anniversary gifts: 1st year is paper and 3rd year is leather. Customers have used our journals as a keepsake recipe book and to take notes when learning a hobby they're passionate about (like glassblowing!). New parents can use our special and unique bound diaries to journal throughout their pregnancies - it can enhance bonding and makes an amazing keepsake that can be given to the child when they are older. We've also had plenty of love-struck romantics looking to use our leather bound books to journal, scrapbook and commemorate a special relationship.
Purchasing a journal like this or any other slow made item also helps demonstrate the importance of the Slow Made Movement in fashion and culture. The emphasis is shifting from cheap / easy / disposable to lasting quality and craftsmanship made with heart and soul. For ecologic, economic and personal or spiritual reasons, we are all gradually embracing this mindset. This is more than a book with a leather sleeve slapped over top of it! Its a unique, hand-made book that we took great pleasure in creating. Each one is a little different and a lot special!!
Large Journal | Dragonfly Design
- large leather journal, 9.5" x 7"
- hand dyed, tooled and painted veg tan leather
- tooled dragonfly design
- hand stitched leather binding
- blue with black and gold accents
- simple tie closure
- high quality, unlined mixed media art paper
- 100 pages; natural white colour, medium tooth
Each of our journals are handcrafted, by us. We use natural leather hides and therefore, some variations in colour and texture (including marks, scuffs and scratches) can be expected. In fact, we often celebrate and highlight these irregularities. We include the natural “live edges” of the hides, as well as branding and range marks in our designs because we think it adds to the beauty and uniqueness of each piece.
It is our intention to portray the colours of each product as accurately as possible. Due to lighting or variations in device screen settings, actual colours may vary slightly from what appears online.