My new idea for travel is to sew a few pages together to make a signature that will eventually be bound into a journal. I’ve always kept a collage type travel journal. And this way takes up less space.
Right now I’m on deck on a cruise ship as we wind our way around the Mediterranean, it’s been a really really tough summer and I’m pretty weary, so I’m content to just sit and drink cocktails, do a bit of art and journalling. While my husband has set off to climb the leaning tower of Pisa. I’ve three more days of this and then it’s back to the real world and to work!
Here are some pages.
Typical travel page, I do watercolor backgrounds, then stick on ephemera and add notes.
This is my entire journalling kit, it allows me travel light . Watercolor paper stitched into a signature, glue stick, travel box of watercolours, pen,pencil, glue stick and tiny bottle for water.
This was a cocktail from a couple of days ago, in a fancy mug, sadly not a real pineapple
And an abstract of the waterslides and canopy on the pool side.
So I went back in and inked the lines of this painting, which do you think works best?
And of course most essential when you’re relaxing. A drink
I feel like Nanny Ogg on holidays “Nanny Ogg could see the future in the froth on a beer mug. It invariably showed that she was going to enjoy a refreshing drink which she almost certainly was not going to pay for”
EDIT: today’s painting.