one last look at my lummi island travel journal today before finding a place for it among the others in my bookcase. i made a list last night in notes app on my phone of all of my travel journals. i have less than you might imagine. or more than you might imagine. depending.
since my first trip abroad as an adult to greece in 2000 the lummi island travel journal is my 21st.
i like to tidy and straighten. flip through one. sew a broken button closure on another. i am creating my own library of adventure stories for my future self. though the adventures are ordinary and mostly tame they are MINE.
it’s the beginning of week no. 2 in STITCH*BOOKERY and the women enrolled are thrilling me with their sewn paper treasures. some are making travel journals of past trips. others are making folded collage books out of their scraps. it’s good to see their work blooming on the screen in front of me. a hive of activity. registration closes on august 8 for this round. registration for session 2 will begin at the end of october for a late november debut.
g’night friends. hope you’re off on a great adventure, paddling somewhere mysterious, knapsack on your back, going to spend the night under a grove of fir trees. there is a perfect camper’s moon in the sky. i was just outside watching it. thinking of getting in my own canoe and setting off downstream.