a cactus bouquet from this morning’s walkabout.
nature’s majesty in the city.
i’m plotting a drive with my sister down an alpine road near the border of germany, austria, and switzerland. i guess i’ll have to get a more up to date map. this one’s from the 50’s.
i’m thinking about the kind of travel journal i want for this trip.
so i took a look through the last 3.
what do i want? i don’t know. i decided to paint postage stamp-sized pictures of these travel journals while i thought.
while i was painting an idea came to me. i knew it would.
i’m also looking through my STITCH*BOOKERY books. reacquainting myself with the features i like and thinking about how to incorporate into a new structure.
one thing i will be continuing in this new sketchbook for my trip to the bavarian alps is the use of cancelled postage stamps on my pages.
these are from a collection of modern stamps that ingrid gave me 2 summers ago in sweden.
one structure i’m considering is an accordion in a case like this one…
except i’m thinking of sewing it into a repurposed cover from a german atlas. ideas ideas.
or a gigantic fold-out map with places to write.
i simmered some beans all afternoon. helps with the creative thought process. someone said that.
you know i’ll keep you posted on this travel journal bizness.
by the way, before i forget, STITCH*BOOKERY, SKETCHBOOKERY, and OMG are all on sale for $20 buckeroos off. if you have a hankering to make sewn books, sew paper, play with gouache, draw, or watercolor now’s your chance.