Magical Tomes for Old Souls
Every book is made from the highest quality materials:
- Davey binder’s board or upcycled antique covers
- archival grade adhesive
- 100% Irish linen waxed thread
- 50lb sketch paper
Each sheet of paper is individually dyed in neutralized coffee for an aged effect. Burnt edges, ripped pages and even ink splatter can also be found throughout each book, creating a truly time-worn atmosphere.
I sew all of my journals using the ancient binding method known as Coptic Stitch, often referred to as Medieval binding.
Coptic Stitch creates an “open spine” effect.
This allows the spine to be flexible yet strong, and best of all, it allows the book to lay completely flat when open.
This means a smooth writing surface with every page!
The gorgeous, chain-like stitches are an element of design in and of themselves, and make these books stand out from every other one on the shelf.
I love bringing history to life through design.
Some of my favorite styles to work with include Victorian Gothic, Medieval, Tudor, and Celtic.
Regardless of the specific theme, I always use my intuition to craft each tome, and the end result is a truly unique, esoteric and often surreal atmosphere.
Books with Soul
All tomes are channeled through my embodiment of joy, alignment and allowing.
They are born from a state of self-love.
This means when you purchase a Raven Relics journal, you are inviting the energy of self-love into your own life.
This also means that each book is a being unto itself, with its own energy signature and higher purpose. They, in fact, choose you just as much as you choose them.
I have purchased two of these pieces of functional art. I cherish mine and use it for daily journaling. The other one I sent as a gift and stunned the recipient. Absolutely beautiful!!! -Edward
This journal is simply fabulous!!! The attention to detail, the feel of the fabric and the journal cards are perfect!!! I love my new journal. Thank you Emily!!! -Michelle
I am so excited about my new exquisite journal. It is the perfect size and its rich black velvet fabric suits it perfectly. It has just the right amount of dreamlike ephemora which inspires me and transports me to another time. I’ve been using this for my daily gratitude thoughts and have already noticed a positive shift in my day to day life. The quality of the coffee dyed pages is unsurpassed by anything I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen thousands of books and journals in my lifetime. Emily took special care to lovingly wrap this tome and included a thank you card and a velvet bag with journal prompts. This was well worth the asking price. If anyone ever thought about putting their thoughts down in a sacred space look no further than Raven Relics! -Deb
What can I say- amazing craftmanship and attention to detail. Each page full of wonders. It is to be my next Grimoire and is perfect! Full of magick and the journal prompts are an amazing addition to start the magic flowing! Each page a new wonder! -Jane
This was a gift to myself for my birthday and it is absolutely magnificent! I am a journaler and an art journaler and I have been looking for a Book of Shadows for quite some time. This is perfect! Just enough ephemera to set the mood and lots of gorgeous aged papers to hold my thoughts and secrets! I will definitely purchase more from this wonderful artist! -Kathleen
This is a truly one of a kind, remarkable art journal, a retelling of Thomas Hardy’s “Jude the Obscure” in a unique and inspired way. Thank you, Emily, for creating this amazing work of art with our mutual appreciation of Hardy’s classic in mind. I will revisit it again and again, a must in order to note all the details, vintage ephemera, text, textures and more that Emily incorporated, each and every item of which is relevant to Jude’s story. I have previously purchased several of her beautiful art and blank journals, and I will gratefully continue to add to my collection all the while watching her work continue to evolve. -Phyllis