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Custom tailor a journal thats just right for you! With step-by-step illustrations and instructions for more than sixteen formats and 10 cover styles, Gwen Diehn celebrates the art of making and using a personalized journal. Inspiring images showcase a rich variety of working journals, fascinating sidebars introduce longtime journal keepers, and nine lucky recipients of customized, handcrafted journals from the author share their own pages. Two additional insert booklets, Bookbinding Essentials and Choose Your Own Bookbinding Adventure, explain basic techniques and guide you on your journaling adventure. Whether youre an artist in need of a sketchbook or a vacationer searching for the perfect place to write notes and store snapshots, youll find it right here! Previously published in hardcover as Live Learn Real Life Journals.

About the Author

Gwen Diehn

Gwen Diehn was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and studied art at Indiana University at South Bend, The University of Notre Dame (MA) , and Vermont College (MFA) . She has exhibited her artwork internationally and has work in many private and public collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. She has taught college art as well as workshops for many years. She has also written several books about art and also journal keeping and making. One of them, The Decorated Page, is being re-issued in a revised edition/bind-up with another one, The Decorated Journal, in spring, 2012. Her most recent book, Real Life Journals, was listed as one of the top 10 gardening and crafts books of 2010 by Booklist.

You can visit her blog at http://real-life-journals.blogspot.com.

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