Thursday, June 23, 2016

I'm back

Wow! What an amazing trip we had.we saw a lot, we walked a lot, sweated a lot (tmi) and took lots of photos...which I will share at a later time. 

If you know me then you know that I took stuff to craft with on our trip. Mostly water colors and paper, a pencil and a glue stick to add stuff to my art journal I shared in my last post.

We came home early most nights, around 7:00 pm which was only 4 our time but we were getting up at 2:00 am our time here some mornings we were way tired by 7:00...

We didn't have tv while we were there so we streamed some shows and I drew. 

I had a bunch of ideas running through my head and started to draw out some fun animals dressed in circus outfits...

Here are a few sketches 


Cute right? I am attempting to try something new - a new idea...and I'll be sharing more soon.

Here is one finished piece...

Looking at this just makes me happy and hopefully it does the same for you! 

Hope you are having a great summer!!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Handmade travel journal

I wanted to share this fun travel journal I made for our week in New York -

I needed a place to keep all our plans and tickets and information in so I knew it had to be functional yet fun and I had to have space to draw or write about things we did that day! 

Here is the whole journal 

I used chipboard and covered it with paper then added stickers to the front and used my cinch to bind it and only went up partially - funky but it works.

I added or packing list and an itinerary 

I added some watercolor paper so I can doodle like I did on the right side and some other bits of scrapbook paper to add notes or comments about our day 

I added some small page protectors and added some small cards in them and left the others blank to add 

Because I hand bound it I was able to add whatever I wanted and added this 5 x 7 envelope to hold our tickets and other important information

So you see I'm prepared to document and record my fun filled week in New York - I can't wait! 

Il'll be instagramming while I am there sharing fun shots 

Stay tuned when I get back I will share the finished journal with photos and writing -