Art Inspires

I love knowing creative people. They give me such a shot in the arm, even when their creations are something I couldn’t do in a million years. My friend Andrew Dyrdahl is a créateur magnifique and I know if I could afford the journal he’s selling below, I would be also.

I wonder if rubbing his head would help instead.Or maybe twirling his curly beard with my finger.

Click the link below to see the journal, or go to TwsitedRoot Studio or www.houseofdyrdahl.com to see some of his other genius creations.


This is a one of a kind hand-made Journal with a Steampunk flair. The materials used to create this journal have been carefully chosen for their high quality and unique appearance — perfect for the discriminating adventurer, inventor, scientist or aristocrat!

The metal cover for this book is nickel silver sheet metal that has been hand cut and is embellished with found objects and hand stamped lettering. The covers were then torched to age the appearance and create a multi-colored effect. The journal pages are all hand torn Fabriano Artistico Italian hot press watercolor paper (300g).

This is a very unique, rustic journal — perfect for the creative journaler. The pages are a heavy weight, suitable to write, draw, paint or mount keepsakes from your adventures.

The journal pages are hand-stitched in signatures to a brown leather spine with waxed poly cord. The book contains 8 signatures of 12 pages each (counting both sides of the paper) – for a total of 96 pages and it includes hand torn endpapers with a leaf pattern.

The ornamentation on this book is attached with hand-made and commercial rivets. The journal has a title stamped on a brass plate and riveted to the cover that states, “Splendiferous Creations.” The back cover is stamped with my last name and the year.

The size of the journal is 6-1/2” high x 4-1/2” wide x 1-1/4” thick. The page size is 6” x 4”. This journal is a nice size for writing and drawing and it is still small enough to throw into your bag and take anywhere.

via Hand Crafted Metal Cover Steampunk Journal by TwistedRootStudio.

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