i’m leaving for nicaragua in 9 days! i stitched up this brand spanking new travel journal last night. the bold paper on the back & inside cover is from a sheet of carolyn gavin giftwrap – tropical jungle wrap to be precise. the brown craft paper page is from a little pull-out booklet in a recent issue of uppercase magazine. i tore it apart, cut it up, and added it to my sketchbook. it’s always nice to have some thin pages for writing.
i deconstructed a 5×8 landscape moleskine watercolor sketchbook, added some found papers, made some new covers out of an old chinese boardbook, then resewed the entire thing into the new/old covers. aqui esta voila! it’s lightweight so i can carry it with me to various locations in and around granada.
among other things, i want to swim in the warm blue waters of the largest volcanic lagoon in nicaragua. !!!
the zenith of my adventure will be walking through the storied streets of granada. and since i’ll be traveling solo i’ll have plenty of time for sending dispatches out into the world.
here’s hoping you’re preparing for your own kind of december adventures. keep me posted.