jeudi 3 octobre 2013

Going to Mexico

In two weeks, I'm going to Mexico with my family, to a resort where everything is already paid for. I've never been in such a trip before, so I'm getting ready by looking for traveling tips and tricks online, reading reviews of the resort, and of course I'm preparing my travel journal!

I don't have an "I always do this or that" because I don't travel that often, but I do always have a journal in progress. So, since my budget is restricted right now, I decided to use a new journal that I already have. This is a pocket sketchbook Moleskine:

I have not yet decided if I am going to glue something on the cover or not, but I intend while I'm there to bring it with me wherever and write and draw as much as possible, and also collect different ephemera to glue in later.

Here are a few other pages:

As you can see, I painted some pages with acrylic craft paint, to give color and a certain grip to the texture of the page. I also glued in some pieces of paper with washi tape to add little pages, and some magazine pictures (the Corona ad). I have a punch (Fiskars) to make the holes in the corners of the pages, witch I love it is very decorative!

I will bring a selection of pens, two water brushes and a small kit for my watercolor. I don't find the picture so I will show you the kit later, but here is a sample of colors I have and mixed only with this kit:

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