Oh it’s a beauty! I saw it on one of my Get Messy friend’s instagram feed. Blue Sky Papers was having a contest. But when I saw their beautiful handmade books and journals, I was smitten! Plus there is a cluster of constellations on the cover. Goes perfectly with my tattoo – match made in heaven!

I ordered it in January and it arrived just in time for our travels. Here is a detail of the cover. I wish you could scratch and sniff. The leather smells divine.

When you open the first flap, the moon is there to greet you. The Moon and I are great friends so this is just perfection.

The journal is 8.5 x 12 inches, just my size. The paper isn’t watercolor paper. It buckeld a little when I made my swatches, but that is not something that bothers me. It is clearly more of a sketchbook than watercolor journal, but it will be perfect for what I have in mind.

I’m really happy and cannot wait to fill it up with our travel memories.
ps: I am not affiliated with Blue Sky Papers in any way, I just love this journal.