Treacy Colbert posted on Facebook about this company Ex Libris Anonymous that recycles old book covers into new journals, and I was charmed. They not only sell journals made from books that they find ($14.00 each), but they’ll make your old book cover into a new journal for $11.00.
I bought this book for $1.00 at a junk shop a couple of years ago. It was coming apart and some of the illustrations had been cut out. I thought I might cut some of them out myself, but never did. Better! I mailed the cover and some choice pages it to Ex Libris Anonymous and about two weeks later I received my new journal.
Email communications with Jacob at Ex Libris Anonymous were a lot of fun, too. What a cool product and company! They have a storefront in Portland which I would definitely stop by if I were up there: 916 SE 29th avenue, Portland, Or 97214
Originally a gift from good friends of the family? Honorary aunt and uncle?
More salvaged pages.
Ah, the blank pages await! I’ve kept a journal since I was 12, but I have never used an unlined one before. I am the old dog. This will be my new trick.
Maybe it will encourage me to sketch more in my notebook. Now I can relax and use up the last one, which is a gorgeous leather Martin Guitar journal Hydra gave me. Many of my old journals are hardbound legal notebooks that cost about $30.00 each these days and are hard to find. For years I decoupaged them with interesting images. There are a few blanks in the closet, because I’m like that about some stuff.