Leather Bound Journals
Why Choose a Leather Journal?
Keeping a journal has become more popular, I think, because we all crave something that is not a gadget or wirelessly connected. It doesn't require a password and is accessible at all times.
It can be used to explore memories and events of your life. It can be a place to rant, praise, lament, rage, love, create, record and express feelings right across the spectrum of human emotion.
There is something very satisfying in handling and writing in a leather bound journal. Besides the obvious advantages of being tough and long-lasting, a leather book is special; if you use it daily and carry it with you, it almost becomes a friend.
A leather journal also makes a beautiful and personal gift for a loved one.
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Inside Your Journal
It is important that you choose a journal with the right paper. Many journals have thin,lined paper, which is not suitable for 'rugged' content. However, if you only intend on writing on your pages, then this paper will do fine. It also provides a smooth surface to write on. However, if you want to add sketches or collage, or embellish the pages in any way, you'll need thicker paper. Cartridge paper is suitable for drawing, writing and pen & ink sketching. If you want to use watercolor or even acrylic paints, then go for watercolor paper.
Beautiful leather journal, embossed with tile designs in extremely soft wrap around leather and bound by elastic, keeps those thoughts snug and safe. The blank journal itself is a work of art! All the paper used is made by hand from recycled cotton, making it 100% tree free.
Journals Aren't Just for Writing In
Your journal can be used to write, of course, but it can also used to sketch, paint and collage. No-one has to see it; it can be anything you want it to be. Paste in mementoes, tickets, photos, quotations, clippings and whatever else can be glued onto a page.
Pretty soon, your journal will acquire a pleasing 'fatness'. It will become slightly worn, perhaps a little scuffed... and it will all the better for it. It gains character and absorbs lots of yours. Love your journal and it will love you back.