This journal is the variation with lock and key of my Wheel of the Year book. The binding is made of natural brown leather, hand tooled and decorated with leather paints, and antiqued to have an old finish. The thematic is the mysterious Wheel of the Year, an historic symbolic representation of time divided into annual cycles. It is believed to have a sacred meaning. The names of the cycles were stamped onto the leather in Gothic characters. The symbols on the inner circle represent the zodiac signs. I used for this book soft chromatic harmonies, earthy colors such as the light cream of the natural leather, the brown painted areas and a few orange and black accents in the tooled decoration. The design is very detailed and the entire binding was made to look like a medieval magic book. The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). You can order this book to be filled with artist quality paper OR with writing paper. in both cases the edges will be toned in light brown to make the book block fit better the overall antique look of this book.The options of paper are detailed below: 1) Fabriano artist paper will give 104 pages (208 sides). The paper is white, slightly textured, hand torn and has 250 gsm. It is a thick paper, acid free perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor. 2) The writing paper will give 170 pages (340 sides). It has 125 gsm, is white, hand torn and works for ink and dry media. Although thinner, this paper is also acid free and does not bleed through. The endpages are made of decorative paper, silver blue with a slightly raised flower pattern. This book is as an art object. I hope you will love it once you’ll meet it. *Please note, this book is available on backorder and will be custom made for you. Please allow 7 working days for me to complete it.