For the first time, I decided to bring a small selection of art supplies with me on vacation so that I could begin a visual travel journal. I have recently been inspired by many other artists who have done this and by Michelle Ward's Street Team Crusade to create a portable journal kit. I wanted to start the journal while in Greece so that I could capture moments of inspiration while they were happening.
Although I was only able to sporadically work on the journal, I really enjoyed being able to reflect on my experience in the moment and maintain a connection with my artwork while away. I also asked people I met along the way to contribute to the journal. I purposely brought along small sheets of handmade paper which I provided and asked them to complete their own page in any way they liked. I am inspired by these pages and of course will be including them in the journal. In the coming days I plan to continue to work on my pages, print and add my photographs, and bind the journal together. I know I will look forward to reviewing the journal many times in the future as a reminder of my incredible adventure. Here are some glimpses of the pages I completed in Greece: