Traveler's Notebook pages:
4 1/4"wide x 8 1/8" tall.
A Traveler's Notebook (the way I understand
it) was designed to be a portable journal
to take along when you travel. I've
succumbed to temptation, after resisting
for almost a year of looking at examples
of lovely collage and journaling. Here's
proof that you don't have to be an artist
to make pretty pages. The flowers are
cut out from scrapbook paper!...ok, I did
actually draw the bird,(above) but it didn't turn out
that great. I do however, love the quotes.
The Traveler's Notebook has elastic bands
to hold several smaller booklets within the cover.
There are also a lot of tutorials online on how
to make your own cover and booklets. This
spread features designs cut from a birthday
card that I received. The card was too pretty
to just throw away!
More flowers from scrapbook paper, with a
few doodled flowers thrown in. If you search
'Snarky Quotes' on Pinterest, you will see
some really funny ones!
I'm still drawing and writing in my Hobonichi
every day, but the TN gives me a place to
collage, draw, and save quotes in a bit
If you are a fan of the Funny Papers,
I highly recommend the book
'Cartoon County.' (quote above) It is
written by Cullen Murphy,
the son of a cartoonist, and relates about
the life of a cartoonist and his family.
Very enjoyable, and also raises
concerns about cartoon strips
possibly disappearing, along with physical
Above, I tried my hand at making some stickers.
(Top and bottom borders) I used acrylic and
watercolors on a sheet of old labels, then when
dry, I stamped some random designs.
I need new ink pads, however, so I was pressing
pretty hard, and also ended up drawing/darkening
some of the images. I discovered that the
clear acrylic stamps that I have get distorted
if I press too hard, unlike the wood-mounted
stamps. I am just not much of a stamper.
It was a fun experiment though...I think this
would make a very cool sheet of
round or oval stickers.
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Tea Party, at which I almost always
have coffee instead...but E is very
understanding, and any beverage-
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