secrets of traveling light revealed!
and with this i conclude the stockholm travel journal show.
i sewed the closure button back on, did some “epilogue” writing on one of the pages, added the last photo, made the video this morning, and thaz it!
if the video looks fuzzy you might have to adjust the quality settings. (you also may have to turn the volume down)
glad you came on this trip with me. it was nice to have an enthusiastic crew along for the ride. i usually blog less or not at all on trips i take with my sister. she and i are heading north on our california adventure in a couple of weeks. i’m desperately looking forward to being close to the water. need a beach fix!
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LOVE this so much!!! Especially inspired by all the little pockets and pull out leaves in your journal – definitely will be trying to incorporate some in mine too. Will be sharing this on my blog soon! x
Your travel journal needs to be in the Smithsonian……..truly it is a work of art Mary Ann and I am so glad you shared it with us on the video! Thank You…….you are the best at what you do!
Peggy McDevitt says
Wow and more wow, delightful, fun, and colorful. Thanks for taking us along on your adventure. What a library you have made for yourself of your travels.
Lori Wostl says
Wow! Completely enjoyed Sweden with you! Your book is stellar and much loved. I DO THINK you could slow down the video just a tad…I know we could go back post by post and look again, but still. I am thinking of making several sewn together signatures that can be put into a hard cover when I get home from my next big trip. Your book is so beautiful already bound, but when I did 6 weeks last year the book got so squished and battered, not to mention the weight. This time will be longer so I’m thinking 3 – 5 signatures of the Amazing 16-page journal by you-know-who and then binding them together when I get home. I will let you know how it turns out. I am interested in your insights on this. Thanks and thanks for the video – even if it is at the speed of light. Love.
Carol K says
Awesome! Absolutely beautiful book! And taking the journey with you was a bright and happy blessing in my summer.
Ooh, lovely lovely! All those little bits and pieces and fold ins and pull outs and what not. I love it. Your journal is making me long for my vacation in three weeks and the journal I will be keeping there!
You will also be pleased to know I finally managed to link to the right blog on my blogroll. It took the patience and tact of a blog roll whisperer, but somehow I managed it by first removing you completely (sometimes you have to be ruthless), wait a full day (even more ruthless) and then add the new address all over again. I’m not sure why that worked, but who cares, you’re back on the list, haha!
I love all your fold-outs and pockets and flip-ups! My sketchbooks now seem so flat and boring! You have inspired me to do much more gluing and cutting during the next trip!
Karen Goetz says
WOWSA! That’s a lot of memories and you put so much work and heart into it. My favorite page is the hollyhocks you painted. How I love me some hollyhocks! Do you ever think about how, sometime in the future, someone will come across your art journals, sketchbooks and travel journals and feel like they have just found the most precious treasure? I do. I know when I find something vintage or antique that is so personal it makes me ponder about the person who created it, and what their life was like. I create a whole romantic story about them in my mind. Is that wierd? I often wonder what will become of my art journals. Will they end up for sale on ebay or in a second hand or antique store? Lining a birdcage? Just something I ponder from time to time. Thanks for the tour, Mary Ann! It was so kind of you to take us along. Enjoy your tide pools!
Bravo, Mary Ann! This is so, so good! Thank you for taking us on your wonderful journeys.
I’m so glad you chose to blog often while on your trip – I so looked forward to each and every post! Love the journal with madness. Keep on bloggin…
gah – love the video.
I know you showed how to create a journal in class or video – can you direct me to the right one please ms. moss?
Mary Ann Moss says
In Ticket to Venice I show how to make/keep a travel journal
Full Tilt Boogie I show how to make LOTS of different styles of books (bookbinding stitches)
Remains of the Day details how to make/keep a shabby scrappy journal with leftover ephemera from other projects
Sketchbookery shows how I make/keep a sketchbook
Sewn has videos on making/keeping a quick & easy pattern book
In other words, no matter which one you’re enrolled in, there’s books involved cause I LOVE BOOKMAKING!!!
Judy H. says
Loved the video and the journal. 🙂
Deborah A. Pierro says
Thanks for the Sweden travel journal flip-through, Mary Ann. Very cool!
Susie LaFond says
So so so amazing and fun as always. Your journal romps always leave me feeling good inside. You are a wonderful travel guide. Thanks for the flip through 🙂
Joan ClarkeJoanJoan says
I don’t know what’s going on here, but when I type in my reply I can’t see the left side of the page where the box appears to leave name, email, west, etc. I can’t see the text I’m typing until the letters “oing appear in “going” in the first sentence, same with the second sentence. This isn’t something I can fix from my end, it seems to have something to do with the comment section where the left several words are out of site. The text in your blog post section is fine, appears as normal. Hope you can fix this as I hate not being able to leave a comment here. I sent a private email also which you can just ignore. Thanks for attending to this. It’s only today that this has been a problem, other days were normal at the new blog home.
Mary Ann Moss says
Can’t recreate the problem, it might be a browser issue. They like to do WEIRD things all the time to wreak havoc on our digital lives. Switch browsers and see if that helps.
Linda S Watson says
Love your traveling light recos. Similar to mine, except I add jewelry. Well, and underwear, of course. It’s been such fun traveling with you this summer. My favorite is still the textile museum and the architecture. Something about buildings and all of the different ways that people live in this life/world.
Fantastic!!! It’s all just SO good. The sketches & lettering. The pilfered stickers & bus pass replacements. The new 2- & 4-legged friends! You give me a case of major wanderlust.
I always love to see your travel journals! So much inspiration! And? Love the bangs!
I loved every minute of traveling along with you in Sweden and can’t wait for your, um our bwahahahaha, next adventure.
MAM! your journal is so very wonderful. Love it to pieces. So exciting and inspiring. I can’t draw and I don’t know how to paint and I loathe my own handwriting and I don’t know how/where to begin (and how to throttle that inner voice that stops me before I even begin?!), but I want to make a journal! hmmm little gray cells engaged, cogitating commences …
Your new blog design is GORGEOUS.
One more thing 🙂 I always look forward to your travel adventures, including California. Can I ask, if you were to live anywhere else in California where would it be?
Mary Ann Moss says
Well I am VERY VERY partial to Carpinteria/Summerland/Santa Barbara area. Always imagine myself moving there in another decade or so… It’s close to LA and I’d love to integrate daily beach treks into my life. I have always loved Pacific Grove on the Monterey peninsula. The weather is ideal for me and the ocean there is wild & wonderful. And of course it’s also the former stomping grounds of 2 of my heros John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts….
thanks for asking…
What a treasure!!! I just want to jump into it and explore for hours!
What a wonderful journal. So inspirational. Getting my own journal ready to have some fun. Thanks for letting us peek into your travels and journals.
Janet Ghio says
Love that juicy fat travel journal!! Thanks for taking us along on your trips.
Ilse Aranti says
Oh what a travel, oh what at book, thank you so much for taking me with you all the way. I enjoyed all of it. I love your free playing style. Even my little island is in the book in the middle of Denmark on the map of Scandinavia. 🙂 Enjoy your free time withour schoolwork. Greetings from a rainy Samsoe with a touch of autum in the air
What a wonderful tour of your travel journal! Thank you for the video 😀 Very inspiring <3
I just finished making my first journal (with a vintage book cover) after indulging into your 'Remains of the Day' and 'Full Tilt Boogie' classes. I cannot wait to begin playing inside it 😀
Eileen Mailloux says
This is the best travel journal yet! Absolutely love your blog and love traveling with you…I don’t have to do anything but enjoy the sites and listen to you tell your stories.
M.A.M., YES! Love every crease and cranny. Especially love your twinkle fingers, wish they could point out everything wonderful in my life and give it that extra jazzy feeling!
Fantastic journal but wish I had slow motion while viewing your video. We live in southern France part of the year. Visit? and create a journal!
sharon chapman says
I love love love the video. You have outdone yourself once again. Many thanks!
Thanks for sharing your fantastic journal. It was so much fun to see how all the pages we’ve been seeing came together. What a fabulous way to preserve the memories from your trip.
Monica E. says
WOW!!! it`s even better than how I imagined!!!!
You are the best MaryAnn. Love your “hand expresions” haha
and the music is so happy…
Best travel journal yet, Mary Ann!
loved that music on the video! looking forward to flipping through the real thing on the drive up north. I have all the supplies out for my GToC journal. Can you come over and tear the sheets please? Last time I did this mom was sitting at the table with us.
OK, wear the same outfit every other day. I think I can do that. You are my traveling light guru. But I haven’t mastered it yet. And Northern California? SF? Come and visit my studio! And eat lunch? Or drink coffee?
jacki long says
Fabulous, you make me smile in appreciation, admiration etc. etc. etc.
And, I am not a flowery fan, or maybe I am?
I love your journal, all the pockets, fold outs, surprises and hiding places …
it is so you, and the video … all just perfect! Brava!
I am happy for you to have time to travel and replenish, but I do feel sorry the kids who
wont have you, as you give so much. Take good care Miss Moss!