Sunday, July 6, 2008
After I return home from travelling, I carry with me many memories of all parts of the experience. Perhaps most vivid of all are the memories of the people I have travelled with and those that I have met on the journey. For my trip to Greece I decided that I needed to find a way to capture these memories. I brought along sheets of handmade and watercolor paper that I had painted with acrylics, pigment inks, or walnut ink. I handed these sheets to the people I met on this trip and asked them to write whatever they wanted: a thought, a favorite saying, a memory, anything. I bound these sheets into the second half of the journal and have included some bits and pieces below. In this way, my new friends are now with me all the time.
Thanks to all my blog readers who joined me on this adventure and a special thanks to those who commented on my posts about Greece. These "conversations" allowed me to feel almost as if I were still on vacation. Almost. Thanks also to Chris Miser, Lynne Hoppe, and Laura Pace, each of whom linked to some of my Greece posts on their own wonderful blogs.