Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Journaling Kit for Travel and Home

I have been asked by a couple people lately what I use for my journaling as I tend to stick things inside; I am an obsessive collector of things, especially when traveling.  So here is a little travel or home journaling kit for an idea of what I use at home and pack when I travel.
Keep in mind, if you are traveling on a plane and want to work on your journal on your flight, you must pack your scissors in your checked luggage so you don't end up having to leave them with the TSA agent. The found object from my last trip...a coffee stirrer!  What is not in the kit that I also carry? A small palate of watercolors - sometimes I use them, sometimes I don't, depends on my mood.

I know some people are strictly journal writers and not pasters, painters, drawers, list makers, etc.  I do a little of all of it and none of it very well but how cool is it a year later to look back at what you did in your life whether you were at home or abroad.  Try it for a week or two and see if you can bring new life into your journaling. Most of all have fun, there are no rules, no judgement and you are probably the only person that will see it, so be easy on yourself.

I made this travel journal a little while back (months before I bought my ticket to Paris). I think I have figured out the secret recipe for travel (at least for me); make the journal and the trip will come. Ha ha!

Anyway, I found this book a couple years ago and wanted to keep it for myself as I knew one day I would make it to the City of Light and sure enough I am on my way soon.  I can't wait to write my travel experiences in it, try to draw what I see, and just do some long cafe sitting while writing and watching the world go by.


pomegranate seed said...

so fantastic - a trip to paris? have fun!!! what an amazing city (practical tip: just remember to look where you walk - dog poop everywhere)... i highly recommend a nighttime boat ride on the seine (lovely in the lights) and i've never been but always wanted to go to la droguerie -- google some images -- i think it would be right up your alley!a little french crafting heaven! miss you!!

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