It has been quite a while since I’ve checked in to this little blog, along with all my other social medias. We experienced a family loss that kind of took the wind out of my sails, but there is more to it than that, I’ll expand on this a little more in an end of the year blog post.
In the meantime, I wanted to share this rather long blog post about my “Girls Weekend” with my daughter + 1, and the subsequent mini art journal process and pages.
This post is pretty photo heavy, so hang on to your hats and grab a cup of tea!
I’ll start out with the gathering of supplies. Some awesome little office goodies I found at The Container Store.
Various ephemera to work with, menu, hotel receipt, comment card, and my daughters train ticket .
Brochures and maps of the town, our valet parking ticket and a mini folder from our room keys.
Lastly, a couple of sweet photos taken on our trip.
Supplies gathered, along with a few items from around my art room, and I’m ready to start pulling my pages together. I start by laying down a foundation of the ephemera for that page. I tried to keep things in somewhat of a chronological order knowing I would be going back and journaling about it. Those little slips of paper at the top left are my journaling notes. I have since put together a small book for the same purpose.
Then, I start embellishing the page, after that it’s ready to journal on.
I didn’t leave room to journal on this page spread, I’ll be using a journaling card, then putting it into that little folder.
Open it up and there you have it. How cute is that illustration from the hotel brochure! If I had worked on this in the room, I might have not taken the time to find these little touches.
The front cover and first page. Dec. 11th Our Lady of Guadelupe Day, I thought this was a good place to start…
…along with a postage stamp of a train (my daughter took the train over because of snow on the passes) and one of Saint Augustine, the patron saint of party! Dude!
Our second day there. With a day of shopping under our belts, we slept in, then got ready for brunch and another day’s shopping.
While I was getting ready, my daughter grabbed my phone and took some awesome selfies of her and + 1. All of them came out great, but this one was my favorite!
So many great restaurants within walking distance. We only had a couple of days, but we put a dent in as many as we could!
I love cityscapes, especially if I’ve been to that city! I love my little town, but it’s nice to get back to the city once in a while!
We topped off our weekend with meeting my son and his girlfriend for brunch. It was such a cute little place, packed, but super tasty food!
I hope this gave you an idea of how I pull together my travel pages. I usually try to work on my journals while traveling, but if it doesn’t work out, taking notes to refer to later works just as well.
If I don’t get back here before Christmas…
Thanks for stopping by,