My name is Beverly. moiI’m a self-taught bookbinder/book artist living and laughing on the east coast of Canada. I have a very patient husband (♥), three lovable but crazy indoor cats, a house full of books and journals, and various anthropomorphized appliances. I’m a natural denizen of the ocean, and I appreciate the little things in life ….like whales.

When I’m not making things, I can be found with my nose stuck in a good book (most likely a well-loved classic), volunteering, wandering about nature on foot or by kayak, painting/drawing, viewing my multitudinous BBC period drama collection, singing, writing – in a journal of course! – and engaging in lengthy conversations with my rather talkative cats.

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” ~Christina Baldwin

Why journals? My love affair with journals started at an early age. In my quest for the ‘perfect’ journal, I decided to start making my own and share my love of the blank-book with others. Each journal is unique and lovingly handcrafted using the finest materials, for a wonderful writing or drawing experience. The blank pages are archival acid-free and lay flat when opened, to ensure comfortable writing and/or drawing. Of course, no journal is worth more than the words they store. See journals currently available at the online Etsy shop: la paperie & cozy or email for local orders. Read this post for a bit more info on ‘how it all began’. 😉

Another passion of mine is painting and drawing. See more of my work here.


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