“The Horticulturist” – handmade journal

A handmade gardening-themed junk journal with a New Zealand twist, to be exhibited in the inaugural “Books As Art” show at the Regent Theatre, Dunedin 2018.

Many of the materials were sourced in Dunedin, or nearby – encyclopaedia excerpts that were castoffs from the annual 48H Book Sale, medicinal labels from the Steampunk Festival in Oamaru, and a floral button on the back cover from a ‘buy nothing’ exchange group here on the Otago Peninsula.

It is a mix of vintage ephemera, upcycled book pages, old packaging, a bartered button, paper clips, journaling cards, and kiwiana playing cards, with 70+ pages.

There is space for journalling or scrapbooking, in addition to pockets and “tuck spots”.

The cover is a recycled hardcover book, measuring approx. 20x14cm (~5.5″×8″), covered in handmade apricot paper with pressed flowers and foliage from India. It is secured with ribbon and has a fabric lining; the binding is hand-sewn with strong, vintage twine.

Please note that computer monitors can display colours differently so the colour you see on screen could be slightly different to the actual art work. Custom journals are available – please don’t hesitate to contact Zee to discuss your project.


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