it's officially official. i am 100% finished with my travel journal.
and for your information, finishing has been extremely agreeable. and so is this passage from At Seventy by May Sarton…
"It is a pleasure to be with someone who says that the eighties are her happiest years and who is silent while we drive around because she wants to concentrate on what she is seeing. That is wonderful for me because I am the same kind of being. I want to do one thing at a time and give it my whole attention."
…which i continue to enjoy on these warm autumn nights tucked away up here in my tiny cottage.
good saturday night from los angeles, to wherever in the big wide world you happen to be.
I wish I could touch it and leaf trough it myself. I suppose you wouldn’t send it overseas for a while for me to drool over? (Hmmm, no, neither would I). Congratulations on finishing it. And..I can totally relate to the Sarton quote. I love her journals!
Two things: 1) I hope I make it to eighty.
2) I hope I will have a need for a travel journal someday.
Alright, three things: I hope to have a journal such as yours that people will be inspired from and want to hold.
Congratulations on finishing your journal! Fabulous pages!
Lisa Hoffman says
I swear to God, this place is a non-stop INSPIRTION-FEST.
gina armfield says
was just thinking of you as the Nov Food and Wine has a spread about Budapest 😉
laurie b says
i love your travel journal pages and am glad there is someone out there, like me, who continues to work on their journal long after they return home. i am usually adding to mine until the next trip comes along! 🙂
Congratulations! Doesn’t it feel great to finish such a loved and lovely piece of art?!?
Just love May Sarton. Glad you are enjoying her too. You might also enjoy “From May Sarton’s Well” by Edith Royce Schade, a book of her poetry, excerpts from journals and photos. Have a wonderful Sunday.
You know what I admire most about your work? That you aren’t afraid to cut stuff up and USE it. It is my biggest hold up.
Always extra lovely to visit your page and find your journaling. Happy Sunday and have a great week.
Susie LaFond says
Excited for you. The pages so far have been yummy.I just heard about the earthquake in Turkey. It is such a beautiful country. Because of you taking the time to share your travels with us I’ve had a window on places I won’t have the chance to visit. What I wouldn’t give to see your gorgeous journals up close and personal. Toasting you and your completed journal.
Saucy Chick Sherry says
Your journal is so wonderful and such a piece of history you have created in your life. I love May’s quote and shall post it for daily viewing as I am inclined to live my life just this way at this stage of my journey. Thank you Mary Ann Moss…you are a treasure to me!
Mmm…I wish I could curl up with a cup of tea on your couch and browse through your journal, asking you the occasional question about what I was looking at.
what a lovely journey this has been. Thank you!
I love see your pages. They are delicious!
Debra Mason says
Awesome! Impressive! Thank you for sharing. As always, your journals are an amazing treat for the eyes!!
Nancy Lynn says
Your journal is fabulous. I guess now it will be about time for the next journey and new journal. Can’t wait to hear where you will be jetting off to.
I am loving your beautiful journal, Mary Ann. Congratulations on finishing it! Thank you again (and again) for letting us look through it and be inspired by your work. Just wondering if you printed the “Today” and “Street Scene” ahead of time (both on the top pictures of the Sat. and Thurs. blog entries) or if they are stamped on – I’m loving that font! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Your journals are so incredible! I am so glad you are going to share your pages with us. What a treat! Congrats on finishing. That is quite an accomplishment.
I love May Sarton, too. You are inspiring me to dig through my library and pick out the books I have by her.
always LOVE seeing your books…. 🙂 i totally appreciate the freedom you use in creating them!
Congratulations on your completed journal! It is so inspiring! I have three weeks to concentrate on completing a course and after that I will pull together my very first travel journal.
My first overseas trip (to Bali) has resulted in an increased appreciation for what you do while you are away; daily adventures in a new country is Exciting AND exhausting! This new perspective makes me want to add an extra Thank You for doing a such fabulous job as girl reporter. Well done! Great work!
Michelle LaPoint Rydell says
Your journal is fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing – your work is always so inspiring!!! And a big congrats on finishing the journal. Isn’t that just the best feeling?!!! I love it!!!
ruth krening says
Absolutely gorgeous……….and it does feel so good to hold and page through. You are inspiring to say the least!!!
Congratulations on finishing. It’s a wonderful journal; I’d so love holding it in my hands and paging through it. You are an inspiration, my friend.