Scrapjournal: made, Japan > filled, Europe / ephemera, poetry, clippings, annotations, etc. 2005

Scrapbook: made, Japan / filled, Europe, 2005
Scrapbook: made, Japan > filled, Europe / travel ephemera, annotations etc., 2005 (red with black binding)

I did not make this book, but rather found at a yard sale, and filled with travel ephemera and oddities from magazines and newspapers, wrapped with narrative annotations collected on a trip to Netherlands, Spain and Portugal in 2005. Added a few snapshots and poems and tied it all up with the attached ribbon. This book is very much an refined example of the more-renegade variations I create. The elegant black binding allows the outline of the binding thread to still add texture and the hand cut, heavy weight paper inside holds the almost ridiculous amount of stuff I glued inside.

A few poorly photographed examples included for representative use. Other pages contain things not about beer in Belgium (including newspaper announcing death of Catholic Pope John Paul 2).

Whatcha think?