Thursday, June 26, 2014

Have Journal, Will Travel

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.

We leave for Boston tonight, and I've decided to do a journal for that trip, too.  The multi-trip travel journal may be shelved for now in favor of the trip-specific travel journal.  How do you document your adventures?  I'd love to know.


Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your journal cover, Tammy, and the pages, too! I also like to make a journal for each trip, including photos and ephemera...still working on one for Key West from last November (yikes) but love re-living the experiences each time I open it up. Enjoy your travels to Boston-

Sheila Earhart said...

Absolutely yummy journal! Love it!