i’m slowing gathering ephemera for my bavarian travel journal. these photos came from an ebay “buy now” listing. they’re mostly people, and not landscapes which i wanted, but i’ll use them anyway. looks like they were sent to a relative (someone’s cousin’s sister) in nyc because the family couldn’t be located.
over time, photos and the people who took them become separated. we think it will never happen to us, but i’m starting to think it happens more than one would think. i think digital footprints will be even easier to go missing.
i’m playing around with maps. drawing forests and mountains. all practice for my travel journal. i’m no good at doing things that require precision, but even i could have done a better job with the “wallgau” letters. hah! being impulsive has its drawbacks.
my mountains and forests have improved since i did this map the other day. practice never makes perfect (what’s that?), but it helps.
here’s an old map from the 1950’s that i found on ebay. i do wish i had a magnifying glass though!
there are some wonderful fantasy map making nerds on youtube that are into creating imaginary places. so far i’ve found them my favs for learning different ways to create forests and mountains.
it may interest you to know that while i’m typing this blog post i’m drinking pear cider. why?
because some character in a rosamunde pilcher novel drinks it (can’t remember which book) and so as i strode through the market this morning i happened to glance over and spot a 6 pack of … pear cider of all things … i wish they came in smaller bottles. although i may give the impression of being a complete lush, i’m actually a real wimp when it comes to booze. a 6 oz. bottle would be perfect for me!
oh look! i almost forgot…
another ebay find. oversized postmarked envelopes sent from bavaria. i’m still thinking about how to construct our (carol & i) travel journals…i’m thinking the sewing machine will need to be involved.
hope you’re well in your part of the world. making travel plans of your own, cobbling together your big ideas, finding treasure maps that will lead you out your front door and down the merry path of summer.
see you soon!