the Keen Observations book

This book has the potential to be the perfect companion journal for the new year. It measures approximately 8" x 6.25", and contains 118 pages of 80 lb. Strathmore drawing/text paper - a hefty page that will hold up to abuse and won't bleed through.

This type of book is a hard case-bound book. After folding and sewing the signatures of the book, I backed the spine by gluing and laying on flexible Japanese paper to reinforce the spine, making the pages tight but flexible. The paste downs (the paper glued to the inside cover) is a soft, flannel-like light grey.

The hawk on the cover is a drawing of mine carved in linoleum and printed on my letterpress. Many steps, but so worth it. I really like this book!

The first color available will be this mossy greenish grey - I'm previewing it here tonight, and should have it listed tomorrow morning in the

Book Store

.

Thanks to everyone who has commented so far in the

giveaway post

Please leave a comment - I really would love to hear from you.

And special thanks to

T. at Poppy Place

for the very sweet mention of the giveaway on her blog!

Hope you're enjoying the season, no matter how you choose to celebrate, hibernate, or retreat!