Thursday, June 18, 2009

Journal Journey With Me


Bridgette Guerzon Mills from Contemplating the Moon showcases her beautiful handmade journals and more on another site, amanobooks. In addition, every week she includes a post detailing some aspect of journaling. Past topics have included using transparencies, finding the words, and dream journaling. She is currently highlighting travel journals and I am happy to say that several of my journals and travel journaling techniques are showcased here. Please stop by and look through her beautiful, inspiring, and informative site.

Below you will find some images of and additional links to two of my travel journals that Bridgette highlighted.

Greece 2008 - click all pics to enlarge and click here and here to see all the journal pages on my original posts.








New Mexico 2008 - click all pics to enlarge and click here to see all the journal pages on my original post.





50 comments:

jill said...

Seth,
Such beautiful travel journals that are each stunning works of art in their own right! The colors are so reflective of Greece and New Mexico, each with their own personalities - with the textures, layers, activities and feel of your journeys. Such wonderful interpretations of your trip, it's the ultimate self made souvenir to hold forever. Just love the idea of having other people's input in your journals. Super post for super travel journals- so captivating!

Lumilyon said...

Went and took a look at this Seth. Very inspiring work. I now have a kit list for my next holiday. thanks for sharing your process x

Kelly Kilmer said...

Ohhhhhh, these are gorgeous.

Judy Wise said...

Oh, my pulse quickens! Your pages are just thrillingly beautiful; I want to touch each page and study your wonderful compositions; texture, colors. These are some of the most wonderful journals I've ever seen. Well done!!

self taught artist said...

like the new mexico one.. this is great art!

JonesMoore said...

These are unbelievably gorgeous...

Margaret said...

Awesome post Seth, superb photos of your journals, amazingly rich in colour and texture. Total inspiration,thank you! M

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Mary said...

Seth these travel journals are fabulous. The covers draw one in to find beautifully crafted pages of remembrance.

mansuetude said...

Gotta say that i love these!!!

the frail little rust in the corner of the Greece and then well, that New Mexico made me really smile when i clicked larger--got a sense of an old typewriter!

great love and energy in these, Seth.

deb said...

Seth these are fabulous (DUH of course they are) thanks for sharing them, and adding to my pool of inspiration for today!

LostLuggage said...

Saw your interview yesterday, Seth- well done. I had no idea you kept such amazing travel journals.. I mean I have seen them before, but I guess I forgot about them. What a great collection you have going!

Mary Green said...

My goodness, those are amazing pages, every single one. You do such great detail and layers, with such wonderful color.

Susan M said...

Stunning journals! Don said you paste in journals what I lug around in the bottom of my purse on a trip. And then finally throw away. Oops...

Lisa Hoffman said...

I roundly applaud your ability to produce these beautiful Travel Journals. I never seem to muster the post-adventure energy, so the only thing that I get done is the occasional sketch and lots of photos. I'll continue to swoon over the Travel Journalers in my life.

bridgette said...

those covers are something else seth! thanks again for sharing your work with me for the blog.

trudi said...

Wow Seth - they are works of art page by page. What treasures you've created.

Ginny Gaskill said...

I wish I could touch these journals. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Leslie said...

Seth,
These are amazing journals. I've just gone through your blog. Now I'm going back for more on the other sites.

You amaze me.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Hi Seth, these books are great, I will have to check out all the links too!

Please drop by my blog, I have a Dis-Co update I would like you to see:)

Brian K said...

Seth! These are amazingly beautiful! I LOVE them!!! So much color, wonderful texture and amazing grunginess! I think you could do an online class on bookmaking(sort of like Mary Ann Moss's) you'd be do well! I would sign up in a minute!!!

It reminds me on my last two European trips I collected tons of stuff to do the very same sort of journal... I still have it, our intineraries, etc it was never completed! I need to make time for this! You inspire me soo! I never thought to make a journal in advance to do this! Your brilliant!

stregata said...

Gorgeous - there is no other word for them!!
Renate

Shirley Ende-Saxe said...

I absolutely love travel journals and these are zee best!

sue pieper said...

After looking at these journals again, I'm determined to give journaling more priority in my life. In less than a week I'm having a surgery that'll keep me home & laid up for awhile-perfect time to start, so thanks for the journaling reminder!

Gillian McMurray said...

It's only right that your journals should be showcased. They are always a joy to see. They out do many of the journals I have seen in publications too.

Erin Perry said...

Wonderful work, Seth. Aren't travel journals the best. I'm never as inspired as I am when I'm in a new foreign land. These two are so evocative of both places they represent. A joy to look through.
Erin in Morro Bay

Poetic Artist said...

Just full of soulful eye treats.
They so reflect the colors and feelings of your travels..
Beautiful as always.
Katelen

n2theblue said...

it was this greece journal that caused me to hit "add to favorites" when i first stumbled upon the altered page.

rivergardenstudio said...

Wow, what an amazing array of artwork and journals... you have truly inspired me to create today... I just want to make a ton of background pages and experiment as I go! I also love Bridgette's piece on you and your travel journals... Thank you, Seth...
Roxanne

Gail P said...

I'm fighting re-entry from 7 days in Italy; your journals are exciting and inspiring and have given me direction. I didn't want the journaling to overpower the photos and ephemera so now I'll work on creating pockets etc. Thanks! Loved the interviews about you.

Evangeline said...

Truly inspiring. I need to try something like this to chronicle our next trip...

kate said...

Seth, You have really captured the essence of your journey. Absolutely beautiful!

nancy neva gagliano said...

so refreshing to see your style. . .rough edges, rivets, string, HERE AND NOWNESS, there-ness..., dates stamped, pieces of your experience:::, FRESH ESSENCE, lack of PRETENSE...,
details unfrilly ....appeals to me!!

Dale said...

oh wow. your journals are so gorgeous! I especially love the greece book. The shape of the 'mini-book' (?) on top is fantastic, and i love the way it is bound. I have no experience with journals, as i'm more of a jewelry artist, but your fabulous work makes me want to try.

3rdEyeMuse said...

oh-my-word ... such a FEAST!! thank you.

jean benabou said...

Very beautiful!

ooglebloops said...

Love these journals - my favorite is Greece!!! They look ancient and modern at the same time.

Don Madden said...

I really like the aged look of your journals and that you actually create them while you are on your journey.

Robyn said...

Your journals just beg to be held and studied and the Greece journal in particular is speaking to me!

Poetic Artist said...

Seth, I loved your travel journals so much. I but a little info on my blog about them and a link to your blog.. I do hope you do not mind.
Thanks,
Katelen

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I went to Greece after I had had a small stroke and before we discovered my brain anneuryms... brain bubbles...I have difficulty spelling these days; I was in search of sacred white light in a sacred space. I explored plein aire painting but kept a journal that I am eager to return to later this summer. Your images are so inviting...I have a need to touch them and hold them close to my heart. I am so amazed at your full moon climb of Mount Olympus. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen

alteredbits said...

these are gorgeous! such beautifully inspiring journals -- makes me want to travel to both greece and new mexico straight away.

thank you for sharing those links too -- beautiful!!

Kim said...

Thanks for the peek inside your journals Seth, aren't those weathered doorways wonderful. Great site too, loved wandering through browsing and picking up ideas. Of course I loved your journals too, but it did make me want to turn the pages to keep on looking!

Kelly said...

These journals are beautiful, Seth. Thanks for sharing them. Makes me want to travel to both New Mexico and especially Greece.

Erika said...

wow, so inspiring! have so wanted to start of journal of my own but found it so boring, you have truly got my mind racing! thanks!

Carmen said...

Your journals are incredible Seth.

Tattered Rebel said...

YOU ROCK.

Plain and Simple.

Gaby Bee said...

These journals are simply amazing and as always, you've outdone yourself! Fabulous pages, every single one.
Gaby xo

Dayna Collins said...

What a wonderful way to record a trip and such an artful keepsake. Lucious.

Dawn said...

The Greece 2008 journal reminds me of Dorothy Simpson Krause's travel journals. You have a similar approach. You both make such beautiful travel journals.