Thursday, January 22, 2009

When Art Meets Journal The Result Is Perfection And It Is Called A "Rag & Bone"

Who would think that something as simple as a journal would elicit an "Oh WoW!!" as I opened the box? This journal/notebook did! This is a one-of-a-kind, totally handmade journal from Rag & Bone Bindery. The company makes a wonderful array of journals, photo binders, guest books (weddingd,showers etc),address books, brag books, growth charts for children - well, you get the drift. This company has special occasions and everyday ramblings covered - heehee. That's the thing with Rag & Bone - their covers. They offer an amazing variety of cover fabrics for your journal or notebook. This fabric is a new pattern called 'Pomegrante' - there are also some dupioni fabrics that I have my eye on for a future journal! The paper is heavy weight: I used fountain pens, water colors, Sharpies, pencils & acrylic paints and I found the paper is almost "bullet proof as far as no bleed-through. I am planning to use this journal for mix media explorations because the paper is so hefty that I think it will take that kind of treatment easily. Even the paper is hand cut for these little beauties !
Rag & Bone is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Here is what the company has to say about themselves:
" Rag & Bone Bindery creates Photo Albums, Journals, Guest Books, Baby Books, and other fine bindings distinguished by their craftsmanship and enduring beauty.We've been creating handbound books since 1991 in our Rhode Island based Bookbinding Studios.
"Made By Hands" Skilled artisans handle every aspect of the production process from start to finish, resulting in quality, archival, well constructed books.Our Books, Albums & Journals can be found in fine Gift Shops, Stationery Stores, Photo Studios and Galleries across America.
Not A Faceless Corporation As a studio, we're dedicated to the fine art of Bookbinding, paper arts, book arts and journaling. We enjoy what we do and take pride in producing well bound books at an appropriate cost. Please browse our site to find out more about our products, who we are, what we do and where we work. "
Have at a look at their great web site - I doubt that you will be able to resist ordering a beautiful, extraordinarily well made journal of your own!

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