These journals feature one of Anna Atkins’ seaweed cyanotypes reproduced on Hahnemühle paper and placed beneath an oval frame in the cover.
Anna Atkins was the first person to use photography to illustrate a book. Note – NOT the first woman, but the first human! She was an incredible illustrator and had illustrated some books for her father, but the discovery of Cyanotypes sent her into a new obsession. She began making photographic images of her extensive seaweed collection in 1843. She created thousands of cyanotype prints and sent them to libraries and other institutions in the mid-1800s for their collections – many of which remain today, including, of course, the collection at the New York Public Library!
Constructed from locally-sourced vegetable-tanned leather that is ready for your stories, musings and sketches. Inside you’ll find line-free Strathmore drawing paper – thick, hand-torn, acid-free pages that work perfectly with ink, pens both thick and superfine, pencil, charcoal, and a myriad of other mediums. The pages are each hand-stitched with archival linen binder’s thread, shaped and re-enforced with linen tape and tarlatan and finished with a red and golden headband. The books can be carried daily and beat up. They are strong creatures.
- AFamber f.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars11 months agoVery beautiful. It’s my second
Very beautiful. It’s my second Peg and Awl journal. LOVE the seaweed cyanotype.
- ADAngela D.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoJust a little gem.
Just a little gem.
- FFFrank F.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoA real jewel of a journal
I bought the Anna Atkins Pocket Journal to include in a gift basket to be sold as part of a fundraiser at a museum at which I'm a docent. The Journal is the jewel of the items in the basket. Beautifully made, with a lovely reproduction of an Atkins cyanotype on the cover. Great Strathmore paper, too, for sketching, note taking, etc. The journal convinced me to get my wife a tiny, leather book necklace for Mother's Day from Peg & Awl. That, too, is wonderful. Don't tell her, OK?
- SRSusan R.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoA gem
The Anna Atkins pocket journal is a little gem. The cover and the paper are beautiful and I plan to fill it with inspirational quotes and drawings of things I see on my nature walks.