Time for a treasure hunt! This post is my own contribution to the annual, online Buried Treasure project. You can find the links to each and every participating artist in the previous post on my blog.
This is the 6th annual version of Buried Treasure and this collaboration has been held on my blog since 2009. You can click on the following links to see what I have "dug up" in prior years:
For this year's post, I have wanderlust on my mind. I have been traveling all over the United States teaching workshops for several years. I was fortunate to also teach in Mexico just a few months ago. And in August, one of my dreams will come true when I teach in Australia as part of the first ever Art Is You Australia Mixed Media Road Show retreat. I have already begun to think about the travel journal I will make to fill with memories.
With that in mind, I bring you a re-post (edited) from 2011
Whenever I travel, I like to create a visual journal that acts as a repository for all my memories; a book that I can flip through at any time and be brought right back into the thick of the adventure. I try to journal at some point on each day of all my trips, while the experience is fresh in my mind.
A few of my travel journals, filled with memories...
Greece (click to see the inside pages)
Italy (click to see the inside pages)
New Mexico (click to see the inside pages)
And my newest journal, which itself went on a journey from here...
London and Prague
A glimpse of what is inside...
You can read more about my journal-making process on Bridgette Guerzon Mills' wonderful site amanobooks in this interview from 2009.