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These thoughtfully and passionately deigned

 journals tell my story

 on the outside 

with hopes to gather your stories, memories, 

thoughts, and dreams 

on the inside.


Journaling for a Lifetime

All Déjà Vu Arts USVI creations are made from recycled materials. 

Scrap papers and junk mail are used to make new textured sheets of paper, which may include flower petals,

 dried leaves, pencil shavings, onion or garlic skins, and many other natural items.

These new sheets may also be textured using corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, 

even pressed sea shells or fresh leaves make fun textures.

  This paper is then constructed into 4.5" x 6.5" book covers holding 40 unlined pages of handmade paper

 from the rural, mountainous villages in Nepal.

Each book is hand crafted and embellished with different found objects that create its individuality.

Recycled jewelry, buttons, pressed flowers, twigs, sea shells, beach sand.....

Look closely at each design, you will be amazed!

SO, start your thoughtful moments with one of these  beautifully - tailored made journey books. 

They make a perfect GUEST BOOK for your vacation rental property.

Write your daily blessings, draw for fun, or

send one of our hand-made books to a loved one for any occasion. 

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No two creations are ever the same 

Meet the Creator 


Gayle Vanasse was born and raised in a small papermill town in New Hampshire. She didn't realize then that paper was going to be the main focus in her life. Gayle lived in New Hampshire running her business Deja Vu Arts until 2008 when she and her husband packed it all up and moved to the Virgin Islands.


With inspiration from the Caribbean Sea and its wonderous landscapes, Gayle dug out her paper supplies and started making her hand-made paper and beautiful journey books once again. 


2022 relocating to southern Florida gave warrant to even more exciting adventures in her art work. This time using hand-made Paper & Paint for framed wall art, wrapped canvas, tile art, and adorable 

" journey journal Books".

 Life is a journey!   Enjoy 




Mission Statement

To teach and inspire the unlimited creative potential in all human development 

through the art of exploration, discovery, and creativity.

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