This stunning award-winning heirloom quality journal designed by famed artist Courtney Davis and made by Poetic Earth celebrates the gift of life and the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain (pronounced sow-when) that honours one’s ancestors and paid respect to friends and loved ones who have passed on to the summer lands. In some circles, it is believed that the spirits of recently departed loved ones linger on at the eldest oak tree nearest to the family home. In ancient times the end of October signalled the beginning of the new year being re-winding and renewing as the leaves of the sacred oak whose trunk you can see on the journal binding turn a magnificent rainbow of colors. Its green vines stretch out in a Celtic knot around the cover symbolizing no beginning and no end. The immortal sun is represented on the back cover by the Triquetta within a circle of life. And of course, there is the Pictish stone which honors the four corners as well as our connection to nature and the seasons as well as to one another. The spiral swirls in the grass symbolize infinity. This is the rarest of treasures that will safeguard your thoughts within its archival quality grade vegetable-tanned leather cover to be passed onward for generations to come. Your thoughts are worth it!
Approximately 150 sheets (300/2 sides) pages of premium handmade pure linen/cotton parchment paper that has been internally sized with the professional artist in mind for watercolours, fountain pens, and just about every type of artistic media. The smooth texture makes this wonderful to write in. Many hours of intense handcrafting, dying, branding, and painting have gone to create this hand-painted 5×7 inch tome with brass latch. It is the most labour-intensive journal Poetic Earth has to offer. It takes 5 days to finish each color as the cover must be laid out to rest for the night to dry before the next color is meticulously applied with a horse hair brush.