Behold! My latest in what I like to call my “Yuzen Book” series. I wanted to showcase some of my very favorite Japanese Chiyogami papers by making journals, but I didn’t want to simply cover boards with the paper – boring! I decided to pair my favorite papers with lovely handmade paper on the spine that has a great rough texture that pairs nicely with the smooth, but oh-so-colorful yuzen paper. So – without further ado, may I present my Plum Blossom Yuzen Journal – (if you’re interested in purchasing it, you can find it on etsy, or you can email me – Ruth (at!) RuthBleakley (dot!) com)!