These are the supplies I carry with me when I hit the road. If it doesn’t fit in the box it can’t come. Well, except for that packing tape. Since I waited until about 12 hours before I left town to pack, I forgot a few things. It doesn’t matter. With scissors & tape you can pretty much do everything. Not everything. I mean you can’t make a martini for example. The ziplock bags hold labels, stickers, and a few scraps.
Mérida had a serious postcard shortage. Postcards are what I use in place of photos when I travel. Since I was short on images, I left spaces in the journal so I could go back and stick my own photos in when I got home. The photo of the statue above was taken in a cathedral in Mérida.
I printed her on thin semi-gloss paper that’s for brochure printing. (not the usual color photo printing paper) I’ve had this paper forever and took it out of the package so I don’t have a brand name to share. It’s easy to find in an office supply store. Anyway, it’s also nice because the photos don’t add bulk to an already full journal.
Almost every page has at least one flap that opens on the sides or top & bottom. I do this because I need lots of space for writing.
I fell in love with the birds of the Yucatan. They really know how to party! Like a bunch of playful bickering adolescents, they cluster in the trees and speak in secret codes. Squawking, whistling, and screaming back and forth.
The structure of this journal is essentially a REMAINS OF THE DAY concoction. I made it with a bunch of leftover folios I had from the big class sample that I made.
We’re having a fantastic series of storms roaring through town all week. A year’s worth of rain in one week. So dramatic!