You might remember from this post that we took a Caribbean cruise from New Orleans in March. I was so inspired on that trip that I tried to bring some of that inspiration to my art. It's an ongoing process.
What I didn't mention was that I created a journal especially for that trip. I got the idea from Mary Ann Moss over at Dispatch From LA. I love her blog so much. I love her style, and her art journal pages are gorgeous. Anyway, she mentioned that she creates a journal for each trip she takes. I also have a travel journal, but it's one with multiple trips in it. I've love keeping it, but was intrigued by the idea of having a dedicated journal for our cruise.
Following Mary Ann's lead, while also staying true to my own style, I fashioned a new journal for our trip. I included lots of pockets for adding postcards and other treasures found along the way in NOLA and our cruise ship ports. In my everyday journals I add words and phrases that inspire me our make me laugh, so I created some of my favorite travel words and phrases such as: journey, get away, day trippin', room service, and lots more. I typed them up on vintage ledger paper with my rickety old typewriter then cut them out.
I just finished adding all of my photos to my journal, and writing a little bit about each photo. I felt a bit behind in that task, but then realized when I was doing it that it was a really fun way to relive our trip.
In any event, the journal is finished now, and I know I'll visually enjoy our cruise over and over again.